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?
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 7, 2016
Contact: CDC Media Relations
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.
Acting CDC Director Anne Schuchat, M.D.
Tuesday, February 7, at 12 p.m. ET
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