Toys may be damaging children's hearing.


The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists made that announcement yesterday to warn parents before Christmas shopping.

Doctor Phillip Dunn is the Regional Audiologists for the Central Regional Health Authority he explains two reasons noisy toys are bad. One being actual hearing damage, and the other being a irritation factor from a annoying toy.

Dunn adds there are other factors that may cause hearing damage in rural Manitoba. Children on farms may be exposed to loud equipment for example.