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Say what? Listen up for 4 tips to protect your hearing

What do hair dryers, iPods and lawn mowers have in common? They generate enough noise to hurt your hearing - and it happens more often than you think.

A recent study estimates nearly one in five Americans over age 12 have significant hearing loss. Aging is a common cause; heredity, certain medications and illnesses can raise your risk as well; some statistics show more than 20 million adults have permanently damaged their hearing from exposure to loud sounds. Try these steps to help protect your ears:

Lower the volume: Before you crank up your favorite tune, consider this: Long or …

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