Screen grab of the article in the January 2015 edition of NIH News in Health

Sounds surround us. We enjoy many of them—such as music, birdsongs, and conversations with friends. But loud or long-lasting noises—from motors, power tools, and even headphones—can permanently damage our hearing. The January 2015 edition of NIH News in Health, a monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, highlights the causes of noise-induced hearing loss and steps you can take to protect your hearing.

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