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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. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

Oh, the noise, noise, noise

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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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The Minnesota-based Sight & Hearing Association released its annual Noisy Toys List last month, giving parents and gift givers an idea of just how loud some toys can get.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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