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How to properly insert ear plugs

Ear plugs can be a great way to protect your hearing, but they don't work if they aren't inserted properly.

In this extra edition of Healthy U Tips, Dr. Noel Dice demonstrates the proper way to insert earplugs.

Whether you are wearing them at work or while you are doing yard work, keep these simple steps in mind to protect your hearing.

For other ways to protect hearing at any age, watch "How to Protect Your Child's Hearing" video, which also features Dice, an audiologist at Peakview Medical Center ENT and Audiology in Greeley.

For more about the series or links to other episodes, go to the main Healthy U Tips page. 



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Hearing loss far more common than expected

Hearing loss affects about one-fifth of Americans aged 12 and older, a far higher number than previously believed, researchers report.

Do you have hearing loss? Take the quiz

Hearing loss can occur for many reasons. Sometimes it occurs as people age. Sometimes it occurs after a long exposure to loud sounds. Learn more about hearing and hearing loss by taking this quiz. 

Sound advice on hearing

What did you say? For many of us, that's a common question. Nearly 30 million Americans have some form of hearing loss, including one of every three people ages 65 to 75. Yet just a fraction of us seek help. Why?

Motorcyle loudness can cause hearing loss

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), nearly 28 million Americans are experiencing hearing loss, and 500,000 to 750,000 suffer with severe hearing loss or deafness.



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