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can going to concerts cause permanent hearing loss?

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Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Excess volume damage: Certain frequencies in the hearing range can and have been damaged by use of ear buds. Earphones, and attending concerts where the noise is too high (measured in decibels) and too prolonged. This is why people,who work in high noise areas wear ear covers and sound deadeners to prevent this injury.
Answered on Oct 5, 2017
Dr. Kenneth Liu
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes.: Chronic exposure to high levels of sound can cause premature damage to the nerve cells in your ears.
Answered on Oct 5, 2017
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