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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, medicine can 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
    Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
    Date Last Reviewed: 11/1/2018
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