Hearing Loss Prevention Poster 2

HERE’S SOMETHING YOU KNOW:

Noise is all around us — at school, at home, and everywhere in between.

But what about this?
Being around too much loud noise can make you lose your hearing. And once it’s gone, you can’t get it back.

  • 5 in 10 young people listen to their music or other audio too loudly
  • 4 in 10 young people are around dangerously loud noises during events like concerts and sports games
  • 48 million people in the U.S. have trouble hearing with one (or both) of their ears

READY FOR THE GOOD NEWS?

You can protect your hearing — and still do all the stuff you love!

  • Turn down the volume on your headphones
  • Try to stay away from loud noises
  • Use earplugs or noise-canceling headphones when you’re around loud noises

 

Visit www.cdc.gov/nceh/hearing_loss/ to learn more.

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Page last reviewed: February 26, 2018