December 21, 2015
Health Tip: Protect Kids' Hearing During the Holidays
Teach children to shield their ears
(HealthDay News) -- Holiday celebrations can become loud and boisterous, putting little ears at risk from loud music, parties or toys.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to:
- Teach children to protect their hearing, by turning down the volume and taking breaks from headphone use.
- Look for products such as noise cancelling headphones or well-fitting ear buds that can help protect hearing.
- Avoid toys that are excessively noisy. Test these products before you buy them.
- If at a party or concert, stay away from the speakers and other sources of loud noise.