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Can musical instruments damage a child’s hearing

Children taking up an instrument should be given a place to practice so that they can play without disturbing the rest of the family.

When listening to a portable headset, keep the volume low. If others can hear the music, it could cause you damage.

Keep the volume on your car stereo low enough for conversations to be carried on comfortably.

Wear earplugs to concerts. If you feel odd doing so, remember that the musicians themselves often wear earplugs.

Never sit near the speakers at a concert. Don’t assume that only rock concerts can cause damage to the ear. Damage has been reported among rap and country fans, and even among members of high school marching bands.