Noisy Toys List 2015
Each year the Sight & Hearing Association publishes a list of the loudest toys available for sale this holiday season. This year the Animal Babies Nursery: Jumpin’ Lil Monkeys tops the list at 103.4 dB of potential inner ear damaging sound presentation.
The top five are rounded out by:
Disney Frozen: Cool Tunes Sing-Along Boombox at 100.4 dB
Little Tykes Lil’Ocean Explorers Push’n Glow Fish at 93.8 dB
FurReal Friends Dancing Penguin at 93.7 dB
Disney Pixar Inside Out: Bing Bong Musical at 93.6 dB
Prolonged exposure to sound at these levels can be damaging to a child’s hearing and it goes without saying that proper parental supervision is necessary.
I would be remiss if I did not give credit and thanks to Dr. Dawn Violetto for providing these lists each year. Dawn is the Director of Audiology at Child’s Voice. She works with the children there as an educational and diagnostic audiologist. She also runs the Pediatric Early Detection and Intervention program in the surrounding communities and serves on the Illinois New Born Hearing Collaborative and the Illinois New Born Hearing Advisory Committee. Many thanks.