Kids on their mobile devices.

In an interview, the director of the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) addresses concerns about earbuds and hearing loss.

Bicyclists riding on a road

Wind noise may harm cyclists’ hearing. Researchers used a wind tunnel to generate wind speeds up to 60 mph, and microphones to measure the resulting noise levels. 

Two workers with a drill.

New research shows that hearing loss rates have declined over approximately the last decade in people aged 20-69, continuing a promising trend. 

Summer concertgoers.

A 2016 study showed that wearing earplugs at loud concerts can help to prevent temporary hearing loss.

Girl in yellow shirt getting hearing test

Hearing screenings are important for people of all ages and are a quick and cost-effective way to determine if someone is experiencing a hearing problem.


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