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Should i worry about hearing loss/ tinnitus while dealing with a screaming child? my daughter screams intensely during the night, a few feet away from me, will i get hearing damage from that?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No, a child screaming should not cause you to have a hearing loss when a few feet away.You can certainly put earplugs in so that it lessens the intensity of the sound (for your comfort)-you will still be able to hear her. Certainly, you would want to figure out why she is screaming and help to resolve that.Not sure how old she is, but if it's because you're doing sleep training,it will get better.

Answered 4/16/2021

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