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Prevention of Tinnitus

Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common causes of tinnitus. Anything you can do to limit your exposure to loud noise will help prevent tinnitus or keep it from getting worse. Turn down the volume when you listen to music, especially if you use headphones or ear buds. Wear hearing protection when you know you’re going to be in a loud environment. And when you can, put some distance between yourself and the source of loud noise.

Quick Fact

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No two ears are the same, which is important to keep in mind when ensuring proper fit for hearing protective devices. During hearing protection testing, there is a <2mm difference in insertion depth between eighty-five percent of subjects’ left and right ears.

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The Hearing Center of Excellence fosters and promotes the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, rehabilitation and research of hearing loss and auditory injury. It supports the development, exchange and adoption of best practices, research, measures of effectiveness and clinical care guidelines to reduce the prevalence and cost of hearing loss and tinnitus among Warriors and Veterans. Read more

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