White-noise machines can damage little ears

White-noise machines can damage little ears (Courtesy of stock.xchange / March 3, 2014)

A new study in the journal Pediatrics found that some white-noise machines that are used for helping babies fall asleep and stay asleep are so loud they could potentially harm babies' ears.

The study didn't show evidence of any baby's hearing that had been damaged by the machines, but did research the machines' decibel levels and found that some could be turned up to a degree loud enough to damage infants' ears.

No studies so far on the damage to parents' ears from screaming babies, but still, play it safe and don't turn those sleep machines all the way up to 11.

For more on the study, click here.