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Protecting Your Kids From Hearing Loss

It is estimated that three out of every 1,000 children is born with permanent hearing loss, making it one of the most common birth defects in the United States. According to the Journal of Pediatrics, 12.5 percent of children have some level of hearing loss between the ages of 6 and 19, largely due to environmental causes. Most of the hearing loss of this age group could be prevented with proper safety techniques and medical care. Here are a few things you can do to help protect your child’s hearing.

Does your child play an instrument in a band, and if so, do they wear earplugs?
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