Loud music (amplified or acoustic) can lead to permanent hearing loss. Although many factors contribute to hearing loss, including time of exposure, volume/decibel levels, proximity to sources, and hereditary predisposition, we urge everyone to wear hearing protection when exposed to high sound levels for extended periods. Good hearing health requires regular examinations, proper diagnosis, and advice from a licensed audiologist.
The Southern Miss Speech-Hearing-Language Clinic on campus provides free hearing screenings to all students. Click here to visit their webpage.
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