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Kids Health Matters: Preventing hearing damage

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --Hearing loss isn't just a concern for older people, it's becoming a bigger and bigger reality for teens, and even children. But there are simple steps to prevent the damage.

Lawnmowers, fireworks, concerts and roller coasters are some of the many sounds of summer, but too much of these sounds can harm your hearing.

Audiologist Frank Wartinger at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia says 1 in 6 teenagers has some hearing loss by age 20.


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