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October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

Hearing Protection

Did you know that noise induced hearing loss is the most common cause of hearing loss?  Hearing loss can be caused by one extremely loud impact sound (possibly a gun firing) or by listening to continued loud sounds or noise for a long period of time (perhaps machinery running most of the work day).  Noise induced hearing loss can affect anyone at any age.
More and more research is becoming available on the damage ear buds are doing to our hearing.  There are lots of people out there just turning up their music too loud.  Monitor how loud you and your family listen to music.  If you stand next to someone listening with ear buds and you can hear their music- it’s too loud.  Luckily, noise induced hearing loss is 100% preventable- wear hearing protection, turn down the noise, or (even better) avoid the noise completely!
Take a look at this informational fact sheet provided by the American Academy of Audiology to learn more about Noise Induced Hearing Loss