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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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Hear the Sounds of Nature

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA)—a partner of Noisy Planet—offers interesting sounds of nature and the science of acoustics on their Explore Sound website.

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Noisy Planet is on Kahoot!

Test your knowledge about the causes and prevention of hearing loss with an online quiz available from Kahoot!

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New CDC Report Shows Adults of All Ages Have Signs of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

A 2017 study of U.S. adults shows that—based on features of their hearing test results—nearly one in four has signs of possible hearing loss from noise.

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Are Volume-Limiting Headphones Safe for Your Child?

Some parents encourage their kids to protect their hearing by using volume-limiting headphones when listening to music or watching videos on smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. Do the safety claims for these headphones hold up?

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Listen Up! NIDCD Director Talks About Earbuds and Hearing Loss

In an interview, the director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) addresses concerns about earbuds and hearing loss.

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