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Noise could cause hearing loss in unborn and newborn babies

By Diana Nabiruma, The Observer 11/26/2013

One expectant mother was advised by other mothers, to expose her unborn baby to loud noises.

“Your home is too quiet. If you continue staying there all the time, your baby will not be used to noise when she is born and every small noise will upset her. You should go to loud places like nightclubs or the taxi park so that your baby gets used to noise.”

The expectant mother heeded their advice and whenever she could, she hauled her heavy self off to loud bars. And when her daughter was born, she was quite desensitized to noise. She could sleep next to a music system playing music at volume 20 and not wake up. This mother was quite proud of her achievement.

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