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Take the Hearing Quiz

Hearing loss can occur for many reasons. Sometimes it occurs as people age. Sometimes it occurs after a long exposure to loud sounds. Learn more about hearing and hearing loss by taking this quiz.

1. After years of exposure to a humming refrigerator, people can develop hearing loss.
2. A sudden loud sound such as an explosion can damage the ear, as can long-term exposure to high levels of sound.
3. If a sudden loud noise only temporarily damages the ear, hearing will return in about 8 hours.
4. More than 30 million Americans are exposed to hazardous sound levels on a regular basis. Most of these noisy environments occur at the work site.
5. The best way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss is to wear special earplugs or earmuffs.
6. Children don't need to be as careful of loud noises as adults.
7. For people who develop noise-induced hearing loss, medication is available to reverse the damage.
8. It's often difficult for a person exposed to long-term high noise levels to realize that a hearing loss has occurred.
Online Medical Reviewer: Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Kacker, Ashutosh, MD
Date Last Reviewed: 9/1/2016
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