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Noise: An Overlooked Health Threat

To hear normally without assistive technology, sound must travel unimpeded through the outer, middle, and inner ear.

Excessive noise exposure permanently damages hair cells in the cochlea, an important inner ear structure, and causes hearing loss.

Depending on the hearing loss severity, hearing aids or cochlear implants may be necessary to effectively communicate with others.

Additionally, a link exists between untreated hearing loss and cognitive impairment. Who needs to be concerned about this? Everyone.

Contrary to popular belief, hearing loss does not exclusively impact the elderly. Teenag...


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