(HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss can occur after exposure to a single loud sound such as an exploding firecracker, but more commonly occurs because of repeated exposure to loud noise.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says everyday activities that can lead to long-term hearing loss include:
- Listening to loud music from smartphones and similar devices.
- Participating in a fitness class where loud music is played.
- Using children's toys that produce loud sounds.
- Attending popular sporting events and music concerts.
- Using power tools.
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