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Exposing an Invisible Injury: Understanding and Preventing Hearing Loss

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Exposing an Invisible Injury: Understanding and Preventing Hearing Loss

shared by HearingHealth on May 02
This infographic provides an overview of the common causes and consequences of hearing loss. It provides tips to guard against noise-induced hearing loss, which is a persistent threat to the health an...


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