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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, medication is available to 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.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.