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Whether listening to music with earbuds or over-ear headphones, experts say to limit exposure to 60 percent of maximum volume for no more than an hour at a time. (Forum News Service photo)

Experts caution against overexposure to loud toys

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By Michael Brun


RED WING, Minn. -- The holidays can be a noisy time as children pop in the batteries to their new toys and turn them on.


But more than an occasional annoyance, sound effects on some electronic games and devices can be loud enough to cause hearing damage, health experts warn.  

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