Did you know that hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the US? About 48 million adults experience some degree of hearing loss, in part due to loud noises. Consistent exposure to moderately loud sounds, as well as exposure to a single loud sound, can cause irreversible damage. Walk away from noisy places, turn down the sound when using ear buds, wear ear plugs to block the noise if your job exposes you to loud sounds and eat a healthy diet to provide your inner ears with nutrients. For more information visit songsforsound.org.