(Last updated Oct 7, 2019)

5 Surprising Noises that May Cause Hearing Loss

By this point, most of us know we should wear hearing protection when shooting guns or attending a noisy rock concert. But what about the more trivial sounds that we’re exposed to day-to-day, even in our own homes? The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders estimates that 15 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 (26 million people), have hearing loss that may have been caused by exposure to loud noise. Given these startling figures, it makes sense to consider what loud noises in your life you may be able to reduce your exposure to through lifestyle changes or wearing proper hearing protection.

To bring some attention to some of these lesser known culprits, we’ve created this simple infographic which shows 5 of some of the most surprising noises that may be damaging your hearing. It’s important to note that in short duration these noises are not going to damage your hearing, but permanent hearing damage can occur with prolonged exposure.

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Jeff Hall Jeff Hall Jeff is a California licensed hearing aid dispenser and the President of ZipHearing- one of the largest discount hearing aid suppliers in the United States. Jeff lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and young daughter. You can learn more about hearing aids and watch Jeff on ZipHearing's Youtube channel.

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