Your Baby's Ears Are Super Sensitive - Make Sure You Protect Them From Excess Noise.

When it comes to all humans, noise is a dangerous hazard that many of us forget. However, hearing loss is...
When it comes to all humans, noise is a dangerous hazard that many of us forget. However, hearing loss is one of the most frequent workplace injuries in the U.S. and it takes very little to damage hearing. With New Year's Eve coming up, the noise level grows and in fact, may grow too high for your baby's sensitive ears. For New Year's Eve many families have loud parties with music and tons of talking over said music. People let of fireworks. Folks watch the ball drop on T.V., turning it up loud so they can hear... and all in all it can get much too loud for your little baby. Even moderate noise can cause undue stress both to a baby's emotions and to his ears. OSHA says that above 90 decibels of sound is dangerous for adult hearing. 90 decibels is not that loud. In fact your own car stereo can easily get much louder than 90 decibels. A good rule of thumb: Most researchers who study noise suggest that any noise you can easily talk through is fine for your baby. For example, if your stereo is quiet enough that you can hear your pal speaking, then the music is probably low enough for your baby's ears. Keep in mind that while the talking rule is helpful, many people, babies included have more sensitive ears than others. Some babies can sleep through anything and no noise seems to bug them, while others get frantic at any excess noise. Watch for signs of overly loud noise stimulation. Your baby may become cranky, cry or rub his ears if it's too loud.If you're going to have a loud New Year's Eve party, it may be best to arrange for your baby to be elsewhere. Learn more about throwing a baby-safe holiday party.

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