Pulling on Ears is Super-Fun According to Kids
Jan14

Pulling on Ears is Super-Fun According to Kids

Every parent (including myself) has suspected that their child has an ear infection when in fact they don’t. How does such deception occur?  According to my two-year old source, it is very cool to play with your ears. This 21 month-old patient I saw in the ER admitted to me that she discovered that when she puts her fingers in her ears it sounds really cool.  And the sound is even more interesting when she chews!  Thanks to this...

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Hear ye! Noise is more dangerous than you think
May29

Hear ye! Noise is more dangerous than you think

Worried about damaging baby’s ears at a movie or sporting event? You should be. Babies’ ear canals are smaller and their skulls are thinner, so the sound pressure entering a baby’s ear is amplified. Hearing damage isn’t simply a result of the volume of a sound. It’s the energy in the sound that damages our inner ear. And energy is a product of both the volume and duration of exposure. For example, an 80db noise (heavy city traffic)...

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