Reducing Your Risk of Hearing Loss
Avoid Loud Noises
Wear Head Protection
Avoid Certain Medications
Prevent Ear Infections
Treat or Prevent Other Medical Conditions
Address Nutritional Deficiencies
Get All Appropriate Immunizations
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- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2014 -
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