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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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Wind Noise Can Contribute to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Cyclists

Wind noise may harm cyclists’ hearing. Researchers used a wind tunnel to generate wind speeds up to 60 mph, and microphones to measure the resulting noise levels. 

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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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What Parents Need To Know About Hearing Screening

Hearing screenings are important for people of all ages and are a quick and cost-effective way to determine if someone is experiencing a hearing problem.

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Infant Sleep Machines Can Damage an Infant’s Hearing

Studies have shown that devices that produce a lulling sound to soothe babies to sleep can damage their hearing if they are used at their maximum volume setting.

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