This week’s blog is borrowed (with permission) from Connect Hearing’s Todd Jones. It discusses the importance of proper ear care over the holidays with the new toys that will come into homes. Those toys can be REALLY LOUD! For more information, or to book an appointment to get your hearing checked, visit Connect Hearing at 408-2555 St. Josph Blvd. 613-834-6427.

One in five children in the U.S. has some form of hearing loss by the time they reach age 12, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG) says in a recently released report on dangerous toys. When a favourite gift is unwrapped this year, parents should see if Santa has some earmuffs around for kids to wear, and perhaps a set of earplugs for their own ears.
“We found two toys, a car driving wheel on a console and a toy guitar, on store shelves that exceeded the recommended limit for continuous exposure of 85 decibels. We also found one close-to-the-ear toy, a key chain, that exceeded the 65 decibel limit when measured with a digital sound level meter,” the USPIRG report said.This week’s blog is borrowed (with permission) from Connect Hearing’s Todd Jones. It discusses the importance of proper ear care over the holidays with the new toys that will come into homes. Those toys can be REALLY LOUD! For more information, or to book an appointment to get your hearing checked, visit Connect Hearing at 408-2555 St. Josph Blvd. 613-834-6427.

One in five children in the U.S. has some form of hearing loss by the time they reach age 12, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG) says in a recently released report on dangerous toys. When a favourite gift is unwrapped this year, parents should see if Santa has some earmuffs around for kids to wear, and perhaps a set of earplugs for their own ears.
“We found two toys, a car driving wheel on a console and a toy guitar, on store shelves that exceeded the recommended limit for continuous exposure of 85 decibels. We also found one close-to-the-ear toy, a key chain, that exceeded the 65 decibel limit when measured with a digital sound level meter,” the USPIRG report said.

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