(HealthDay News) -- Prolonged exposure to loud noise can cause
permanent hearing loss. So if you're exposed to loud noise on the
job or at home, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests
how you can protect your hearing:
Wear disposable earplugs or special earmuffs when exposed to
Use rubber mats under noisy kitchen appliances.
Install sound-absorbing draperies, carpeting and storm
Limit the volume on loud electronic devices.
Don't use several noisy machines at once or use one loud noise
to drown out another.
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