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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Too loud! For Too long!

What can be done to protect hearing and prevent hearing loss in U.S. adults?

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 7, 2016
Contact: CDC Media Relations
404-639-3286

What

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, many adults don’t hear as well as they think they do. About 40 million Americans ages 20 to 69 have hearing loss in one or both ears. Being around too much loud noise—like using a leaf blower or going to loud concerts—can cause permanent hearing loss.

Who

Acting CDC Director Anne Schuchat, M.D.

When

Tuesday, February 7, at 12 p.m. ET

Dial In

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions 
Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference. If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

Transcript
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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