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How can I teach my children about noise-induced hearing loss?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Many people associate hearing loss with old age, but in reality, even children and young adults are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss. Make your children aware that their environment can have a real effect on their hearing. Teach your child about what sounds are safe (like playing music at the volume of a normal conversation) and what sounds are not (like playing music at a volume you have to shout over). If your child enjoys going to rock concerts or frequently mows the lawn, purchase foam earplugs or other ear protection and show your child how to use them.

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