It’s Summertime and the Livin’ Is Noisy


Monday is the 4th of July and possibly one of the worst days of the year for your ears. The 4th is a day of parades and picnics — but also fireworks, which are at the top of my list for damaging sources of summer noise exposure. Read here: HuffPost.

First posted last year on AARP Health. Thought readers might appreciate the reminder: take care of your hearing! And the noise thermometer.


2 thoughts on “It’s Summertime and the Livin’ Is Noisy

  1. They all thought I was nuts when I put hearing protective muffs on our toddler when we went to the fireworks. The cochlea is still developing and can be damaged by noise. I always tell parents who take their infants to wedding receptions to cover their little ears when the band plays. Naturally, we just don’t think of these things.


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