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Fireworks and Ears

Kids (and some adults!) love the loud noises that come along with fireworks, but you should know that these loud party favors can be very damaging to ears, and there are some precautions you should take. Any sound above 85 decibels can cause hearing problems, and fireworks produce 150-175 decibels of sound. However, the possible damage depends on how close you are to the source of the noise, how loud the firework is and how old you are. Dr. Bruce Jones, the best audiologist in Valdese, and the staff at Ear Sinus & Allergy Center want you to have a safe and happy Fourth of July! Here are some...

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