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Children Who Receive Hearing Aids or Cochlear Implants Early in Life Have Better Language Skills

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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Breaking Biofilms to Wage War Against Ear Infections

A researcher is using an animal model to discover how a common bacterium causes ear infections that come back again and again.

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How is Sound Measured?

Many factors influence how loud a sound seems. One easily measured factor is sound intensity, or volume, which is measured in decibels. A-weighted decibels, or “dBA,” are often used to describe sound level recommendations for healthy listening.

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Free Sound Level Meter App from CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Do you work in a loud restaurant, a concert or sports venue, or at a construction site? Ever wonder if the noise could be damaging your hearing? There’s an app for that! 

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Protect Your Child’s Hearing This School Year

Schools are filled with the sounds of packed hallways and cafeterias, band practices, and sporting events. Be sure that kids have their hearing tested and keep earplugs in their backpacks.

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Happy 10th Anniversary, Noisy Planet!

The Noisy Planet campaign celebrates 10 years of teaching kids and adults about healthy hearing habits.

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