Permanent hearing loss can occur due to some common sounds of summer. These include the pop of fireworks, loud lawn mowers and concerts.
Signs of hearing loss due to unsafe sound exposure include not being able to comprehend somebody talking from two feet away; hearing muffled speech; experiencing pain or ringing in the ears following exposure; and needing others to speak louder in conversation.
Noise exposure is a serious but preventable problem.
To reduce the risk, wear ear plugs or alternative forms of hearing protection.
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