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Hearing Loss Rates Continue to Drop Among U.S. Adults Aged 20-69

New research shows that hearing loss rates have declined over approximately the last decade in people aged 20-69, continuing a promising trend. 

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How Effective are Earplugs in Protecting Your Hearing During Loud Concerts?

A 2016 study showed that wearing earplugs at loud concerts can help to prevent temporary hearing loss.

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Are Hybrid Cars Too Quiet?

While they use less fuel and are better for the environment, hybrid cars pose a health risk since they are so quiet—pedestrians are unable to hear them when crossing the street.

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Learn About a Safer Way to Rock and Roll

Think about the members of bands, touring night after night, and being repeatedly exposed to loud music for hours. That noise exposure can take its toll, and several rock bands are now dealing with those effects.

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Monster Noise Levels at Monster Truck Rallies

Spectators of monster truck rallies are exposed to noise levels from 95-100 decibels, which can lead to hearing loss. To prevent this—families should wear hearing protection.

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Musicians May Face Higher Risk for Hearing Loss

Musicians face nearly four times greater risk of developing hearing loss and are 57 percent more like to develop tinnitus due to exposure to loud noise.

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