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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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‘Tis the Season to Protect Your Hearing From Noisy Toys

The holiday season is the time for giving and sharing, but some toys may be hazardous to children's hearing. Consider the noise levels of toys before you buy!

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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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NIH-Supported Researchers Find Stable Numbers of U.S. Teens with Signs of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Research published in 2017 found that the percentage of U.S. children and teens with signs of possible noise-induced hearing loss did not change significantly from 1988 to 2010.

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