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How do I know if a noise is loud enough to damage my hearing?

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If you have to shout over the noise around you, it's loud enough to damage your hearing. Sounds from motorcycles, concert speakers, power tools like saws and drills, earphones, and more are all loud enough to make a difference.

SOURCES:

Better Hearing Institute: "Preventing Hearing Loss," "Noise," "Seven effective habits to prevent hearing loss," "Prevention of Noise Induced Hearing Loss," "Signs of Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: "Causes of Hearing Loss in Adults," "Ototoxic Medications (Medication Effects)."

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living With Hearing Loss."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "How to Remove Ear Wax."

Dobie, R. Ear & Hearing, August 2008.

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on June 6, 2019

SOURCES:

Better Hearing Institute: "Preventing Hearing Loss," "Noise," "Seven effective habits to prevent hearing loss," "Prevention of Noise Induced Hearing Loss," "Signs of Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: "Causes of Hearing Loss in Adults," "Ototoxic Medications (Medication Effects)."

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living With Hearing Loss."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "How to Remove Ear Wax."

Dobie, R. Ear & Hearing, August 2008.

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on June 6, 2019

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