How do I protect my child's hearing?

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Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Since hearing loss can come about because of environmental influences, it's smart to get children in the habit of protecting their ears. Teach them to plug their ears when in the presence of sirens, subway trains, jackhammers, and so on. And, please, don't take them to loud concerts or football games, although if you must, protect their ears with noise-reducing earmuffs. And you should also monitor volume levels on earphones for music and video players.
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