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Hearing Loss – Prevention: Classic Sources

Noise-induced Hearing Loss Fact Sheet

by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Exposure to noise that is too loud can cause permanent hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss is 100% preventable by . . . → Read More: Noise-induced Hearing Loss Fact Sheet

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How Loud is Too Loud?

pamphlet by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health. Gives examples of decibel levels of various noises and explains how much exposure at each level can cause permanent hearing loss. >>View Info

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Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention: Choose The Hearing Protection That’s Right for You

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health. Discussion of types of earplugs and ear muffs available for those who might be exposed to loud noises. >>View Info

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Hearing Screening

American Speech – Language – Hearing Association. More than 30% of people over 65 have some type or hearing loss. Adult hearing screening programs are considered voluntary, but it is recommended that adults be screened at least every decade . . . → Read More: Hearing Screening

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Fire Safe and Sound — A Fire Safety Factsheet for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

by the U. S. Fire Administration (USFA), a part of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security. Provides safety tips on planning in advance to prevent danger to those with hearing loss in the event of a fire emergency. . . . → Read More: Fire Safe and Sound — A Fire Safety Factsheet for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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