Did you know?
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 things you love.
·Turn down the volume on your headphones
·Try to stay away from loud noises
·Use earplugs when you’re around loud noises
Visit www.cdc.gov/nceh/hearing_loss/ to learn more.