Concerts, fireworks and construction have the potential to cause damage

Some of the most common sounds of summer -- such as outdoor concerts, fireworks and construction -- can pose a threat to your hearing if you don't take steps to protect yourself, an expert warns.

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How Loud is Too Loud? Video

Scientists measure the loudness of sounds in units called "bells", named after the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell. Talking softly is about 30 decibels. Speaking in a normal way is about 60 decibels.

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Understanding the Ear

Knowing the different parts of the ear will help you understand the types and causes of hearing loss better.

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Could Sleep Apnea Affect Your Hearing?

Sleep apnea may not only affect the quality of your sleep. New research suggests that the sleep disorder may be linked to hearing loss as well.

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Preventing Hearing Loss from Chemotherapy

Video - Researchers at UIC and Northwestern University are developing a device to prevent hearing loss from chemotherapy - a side effect many patients don't expect.

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