What Happens When Your Child Hears a Loud Noise?

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Young boy smiling Fireworks, car races, and concerts ... there are many enjoyable activities that involve loud noises. While adults may choose to enjoy these events, excessively loud noises can be more painful to young ears and more damaging.

Frank Wartinger, AuD, an audiologist with the Department of Audiology and the Center for Childhood Communication spoke with WHYY about the science of how our ears work, why loud noises affect children differently than adults, and the steps we can take to protect our hearing.

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