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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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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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