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FOURTH OF JULY HOW TO PROTECT YOUR EARS Fireworks are a signiďŹ cant par t of celebrating Independence Day. However, prolonged noise levels above 80 dB (decibels) can cause permanent damage.

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Celebrate safely with these tips from the https://www.asha.org/About/news/Press-Releases/2014/ASHA-Urges-Public-to-Protect-Hearing-During-July-4-Fireworks/ American Speech-Language-Hearing Association:

Maintain a healthy distance. Keep a distance of at least 500 feet from ďŹ rework blasts.

Use earplugs. Earplugs are an easy and inexpensive way to protect your ears.

Recognize your limits. Ear buzzing or ringing is an indicator that you may be too close.

Get professional assistance. If your hearing has been affected, seek guidance from a professional.

Sources: http://chchearing.org/noise/common-environmental-noise-levels/ https://www.asha.org/About/news/Press-Releases/2014/ASHA-Urges-Public-to-Protect-Hearing-During-July-4-Fireworks/

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