#HearingFactFriday: 1 out of every 8 Americans has noise-induced hearing loss

This past February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) devoted a monthly Vitalsigns™ issue to the topic of noise-induced hearing loss. Why? Because hearing loss is a huge and growing health issue — and because exposure to loud noise is the leading cause.

But also because noise-induced hearing loss is preventable. While not everyone can or wants to avoid situations where noise is excessive — such as at work, going to concerts or events, or using certain tools and equipment — we can all choose to wear earplugs, turn the volume down, or take other steps to protect our hearing and minimize hearing damage.

Want some tips on how to reduce your risk of having hearing loss? This page is a good place to start. 

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