Did you know some common holiday ‘wish list’ toys may be harmful to your child’s hearing?  The American Academy of Audiology recently released an important warning to the public to check noise levels before purchasing toys for children this holiday season. You can read this important notice and access the Sight & Hearing Association’s release of the “Noisy Toys List 2017” here.

Healthy hearing tip provided by Gail Chermak, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

With all the excitement and activities leading up to the holidays, it may be a challenge to get a full night’s rest. To help combat daytime sleepiness, consider taking a nap. Even a 30-minute nap can improve your alertness through the rest of the day.

Try taking your nap in the early afternoon, when most people find it relatively easy to get some sleep and when taking a daytime nap is less likely to affect your ability to fall asleep at night.

Sleep tip provided by Devon A. Grant, PhD, LMHC, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sleep and Performance Research Center, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine