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Research Provides Clues to Hearing Damage From Loud Noise

Exposure to loud noise is the most common preventable cause of hearing loss. Earplugs or earmuffs can protect your hearing, but sometimes loud noises happen too quickly to prevent damage.

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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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Noisy Planet Offers a Teacher Toolkit!

Our Teacher Toolkit helps educators and school nurses teach children about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.

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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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Research Helps Farmers Adopt Healthy Hearing Habits

Working on a farm can be hazardous to your hearing health. One study found that farm workers who received an assortment of earplugs and earmuffs in the mail increased their use of hearing protection.

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Line Up! To Reverse Hearing Loss, New Hair Cells Need to Stand in Formation

Scientists have been studying how to regrow damaged hair cells to restore hearing. Replacing hair cells might not be enough—to function properly, new hair cells also need to be organized in a specific way.

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