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You can help prevent hearing loss:

  • Wear protective earplugs or earmuffs if you are often exposed to loud noise at work or during recreational activities.

  • Never put cotton swabs or other foreign objects in your ears.

  • Wear a seatbelt while driving. Wear a protective helmet while riding a bicycle.

  • Know the possible side effects of your medications.

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