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8 Tips for Preventing Hearing Loss

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There are few things more frustrating than having to ask someone to repeat what they just said because you couldn’t quite make it out. Unfortunately, hearing loss is all too common. It’s something that’s unlikely to change given the widespread use of headphones, car stereos, and home theater systems.

The good news is that there are a few simple steps that, if taken, can head hearing loss off at the pass. So, what can you do to ensure your hearing remains good well into your later years?

1. Keep the Music Down

It’s not that complicated. Hearing loss is often caused by trauma associated with extremely loud sound, from noisy vehicle engines/exhaust to concert speakers to power tools like drills and saws.

But hearing loss is often caused by excessively loud music played through headphones, home theater systems, or car stereos. To ensure your hearing doesn’t start to fade, keep the music down, especially when listening through headphones.

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