Independence Day, July 4th, is almost here. Many communities celebrate the holiday with fireworks displays. The colors and patterns are awesome, and the sounds are festive—but fireworks can also be extremely loud. Did you know that the explosions of fireworks can reach sound levels of 150 decibels? Did you also know that long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels causes hearing loss?
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