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MAR 03, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Popular Infant Sound Machines May Be Hazardous To Babies' Hearing, Study Says

Sound machines have become a standard item on baby registries, with settings for white noise or babbling brooks meant to lull infants and toddlers into a state of deep sleep -- and keep them that way. But a new study suggests the machines could be harmful, capable of producing sound pressure levels that could potentially harm babies' auditory development. Its researchers are calling for manufacturers to print warnings about noise-induced hearing loss on packaging and urging parents to exercise caution. "At maximum volume, three of [the machines] exceeded the safe levels for adult ... Read More

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