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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.

After years of exposure to a humming refrigerator, people can develop hearing loss.
A sudden loud sound such as an explosion can damage the ear, as can long-term exposure to high levels of sound.
If a sudden loud noise only temporarily damages the ear, hearing will return in about 8 hours.
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.
The best way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss is to wear special earplugs or earmuffs.
Children don't need to be as careful of loud noises as adults.
For people who develop noise-induced hearing loss, medication is available to reverse the damage.
It's often difficult for a person exposed to long-term high noise levels to realize that a hearing loss has occurred.

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