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Ring in the New Year Without Ringing in Your Ears

December 27, 2019 GMT
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Did You Know? Volume and Duration Matter
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Did You Know? Volume and Duration Matter

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The sounds of New Year’s Eve—blaring music, fireworks, and party horns, kazoos, and other noisemakers—signify celebration, but they can also wreak havoc on your ears. As people all over the world prepare to ring in the new year, here are five tips to help prevent temporary or even permanent ringing in your ears or other hearing damage, courtesy of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA):

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More than 1.1 billion people ages 12–35 are at risk of hearing loss due to exposure to noisy leisure settings and noisy personal technology devices, according to the World Health Organization. Noise-induced hearing loss is completely preventable, but once it occurs, it’s irreversible. Take these steps to protect your hearing as you welcome in 2020 and beyond.

Media Contact: Doug Plesh, dplesh@asha.org / 301-296-8730

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SOURCE American Speech-Language-Hearing Association