TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ringing in the new year shouldn't be a deafening experience, so protect your hearing, experts advise.
Loud music, fireworks, party horns, kazoos and other noisemakers can all help usher in 2020 with a blast, but can also cause ringing in your ears or even permanent hearing damage, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Here are five tips from the association to help you weather the noise:
More than 1 billion young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from exposure to noisy leisure settings and technology devices. Hearing loss from noisy environments is completely preventable, but once it happens, it's irreversible.
For more ways to protect your hearing, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
SOURCE: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, news release, Dec. 27, 2019