Nearly one in four adults who think they have good hearing already have hearing damage. This podcast discusses ways to prevent hearing loss. Created: 2/9/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 2/9/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC Healthy Hearing
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Among Adults — United States, 2011-2012
Recorded: February 7, 2017; posted: February 9, 2017
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If your spouse or friend isn’t listening, they aren’t necessarily ignoring you. It might be that they don’t hear you. Nearly one in four adults who think they have good hearing, already have hearing damage. Hearing loss can have a negative impact on quality of life, adversely affecting communication, daily activities, and ultimately health. Exposure to loud noises at home or in the community can cause permanent hearing loss. Avoiding loud environments and using hearing protection devices can help protect and preserve hearing. Detecting hearing problems early may help prevent more damage from noise.
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