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Noises that are too loud and that last too long can cause hearing loss. This puzzle is about noise, how your ears hear, and what you can do to protect your hearing.

We've given you a few clues about the decibel level—or loudness—of some noises. If you are around noise that measures at least 85 decibels (about as loud as a school cafeteria or heavy city traffic) you may need to wear hearing protection.

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