What Is Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?

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Loud noise can damage part of the inner ear and cause permanent hearing loss. 

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Too Loud. Too Long.

Parents and children

The extent of noise-related damage to your hearing depends on three factors: decibel level, distance, and time. Learn how loud noises can put children’s hearing at risk over time. 

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Why Teach Kids About Hearing Loss Caused by Noise?

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Teaching kids about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss can help them develop healthy hearing habits. 

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Where Is the Noise?

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Noise is everywhere. Learn which sounds and environments can put your hearing at risk and how to protect your hearing.

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Journey of Sound to the Brain (video)

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Learn how sounds make their way from the source to your brain.

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