How does noise damage your hearing? factsheet

How Does Noise Damage Your Hearing?

For parents and educators: Information about how we hear; the signs, symptoms, and causes of noise-induced hearing loss; and how you can help kids protect their hearing.

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When It’s Loud, Protect Your Hearing

For kids and preteens: Everything you need to know about noise and hearing loss, how loud is too loud, and how and when to use hearing protectors. Includes a crossword puzzle!

How loud is too loud? fact sheet

How Loud Is Too Loud?

For parents and educators: Information about how sound is measured, when sounds are loud enough to damage your hearing, how to protect your hearing, and how to teach kids about healthy hearing habits.

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Kids who are born with permanent hearing loss and who receive hearing aids or cochlear implants benefit from earlier introduction of the chosen intervention.

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Research published in 2017 found that the percentage of U.S. children and teens with signs of possible noise-induced hearing loss did not change significantly from 1988 to 2010.

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