Most of us probably take what we can hear for granted – from the drone of traffic in the distance to the crying baby next door.
Our ears do an incredible job of translating the sounds around us into information that our brains can understand. It's as automatic as breathing and happens without us really giving the process much thought.
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But sometimes loud noise can be damaging to our ears. We take a look at how noise can affect your hearing.
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