CDC Vital Signs: Too Loud! For Too Long!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a CDC Vital Signs fact sheet on hearing loss caused by noise exposure. About 40 million US adults aged 20-69 have noise-induced hearing loss. Many of these cases occur outside of the work place, meaning that activities such as going to loud concerts or a leaf blower can cause hearing damage. It is important for those at risk of hearing damage to be screened by their healthcare provider.  Local health officials are encouraged to visit the CDC website for more information.

About Anastasia Sonneman

Anastasia Sonneman serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments’ best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in environmental health, health and disability, and preparedness through NACCHO’s communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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