The CDC reports that one in four Americans have some degree of noise-induced hearing loss.
Twenty percent of people in their 20s were found to have some form of hearing loss, and the worst part is many do not even know it.
The good news: it is preventable.
We have five ways to protect your ears in this week’s Healthy Living.
There are various apps you can download that can monitor your exposure to loud noise.
Sound-meter and Decibel-meter are both free apps that provide accurate sound level readings to help prevent hearing loss.