We know — duh — of course fireworks are loud. Louder, even, than jackhammers, jets and rock concerts. At 150 to 175 decibels, fireworks actually exceed our hearing threshold for pain. Here’s another “duh”: You do not want to be next to a firework at the point of explosion. For more reasons than just your hearing health.
You won’t — or shouldn’t be — if you’re at a Fourth of July fireworks show. Instead, distance and duration should temper any hazard to your hearing.
So as July 4th approaches, enjoy a picnic, parade or any family event that features a fireworks display, and have a fun and worry-free Independence Day!
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