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Hearing loss

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs during "12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief" on Dec. 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Just 1 Loud Concert, Sporting Event Can Cause Permanent Nerve Damage

Researchers say though the ringing in your ears may fade following a loud event, the damage from even one such event is there to stay.

04/16/2014

New York City Health Department ads about the dangers of loud headphone use. (credit: NYC Health Department)

NYC Ad Campaign Aims To Cut Volume On Headphones

Blaring your headphones can cause irreversible hearing loss, city officials warn in a new ad campaign.

12/03/2013

A man listens to an iPod  player through earphones (Photo Illustration by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Cranked-Up Earbuds Next On Mayor Bloomberg’s Health Hit List

After launching campaigns against the Big Gulp, “big” salt and “big” junk food, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is embarking on a new target.

03/06/2013

A man listens to an iPod  player through earphones (Photo Illustration by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Experts: Lifestyle Mainly To Blame For Growing Hearing Loss Epidemic

Personal listening devices have become a big culprit of hearing loss. In a noisy world, we crank them up to drown out the racket and hear the music. But the trouble is, high volume is little by little, damaging the sensitive cells in our inner ears.

05/04/2012

Hearing loss

HealthWatch: Young People & Hearing Loss

Hearing loss isn’t just affecting America’s senior community anymore. A new study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week shows it is happening to younger people and affecting teenagers at epidemic rates.

08/17/2010