Friday, June 26, 2015

Fireworks can hurt kids' ears

It's rare, according to Laura Swibel Rosenthal, MD, a pediatric ear doctor at Loyola, but she has seen hearing loss and perforation of the ear drum.

Fireworks shows can produce 130-190 decibels of sound. The World Health Org recommends children not be exposed to more than 140.

The best thing to avoid trouble is to keep kids a long distance from the fireworks--ate least 500 feet.

Also, you might want to consider ear plugs of headphones.

You know how you parents are already hearing some voices as muffled or half-read lips from loud amps at concerts?   Well, kids are not immune!

Also--ear protection can be useful if children are scared by loud noises.

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