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Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close: Fans Risk Hearing Loss

Friday, September 5th, 2014

(SOURCE: NPR, BY LINDA POON)

The current record holder for loudest crowd in history are the fans of the Seattle Seahawks, who cheered so loud that they induced a mini-earthquake. But that level of noise can permanently damage fans' hearing.

The current record holder for loudest crowd in history are the fans of the Seattle Seahawks, who cheered so loud that they induced a mini-earthquake. But that level of noise can permanently damage fans’ hearing. (Scott Eklund/AP)

For diehard football fans, nothing beats screaming your lungs out in the stadium alongside tens of thousands of other fans.

There is, however, a downside: hearing loss.

With the battle among fans to be the¬†loudest crowd¬†getting almost as competitive as the NFL itself, hearing experts say it’s time for a serious conversation about the damage caused by crowd noise.

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