Loud Noise and Hearing Loss



Listen Up! Protect Your Hearing Now.

Regardless of how it might affect you, one thing is certain: noise-induced hearing loss is something you can prevent. (www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/noise-induced-hearing-loss)

The louder the sound, the quicker it can damage your hearing.


Per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sound is measured in decibels (dB). Noise above 70 dB over a prolonged period may start to damage your hearing.

Everyday activities like listening to music using headphones, going to a fitness class, and repeatedly being exposed to gas-powered lawnmowers over time can cause hearing loss.


Check out what the CDC says about what noises can cause hearing loss at www.cdc.gov/nceh/hearing_loss/what_noises_cause_hearing_loss.html.

 

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Free Download: How Loud Is Too Loud? poster provided by www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov - Click Here


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