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Can loud music damage your hearing? - Heather Malyuk

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After a concert, you find it difficult to hear your friend rave about the show. It sounds like they're speaking from across the room, and it’s tough to make out their voice over the ringing in your ears. But, by the next morning, the effect has mostly worn off. So what caused these symptoms? And can you go to concerts without damaging your ears? Heather Malyuk explores the properties of sound.

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TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Educator Heather Malyuk
  • Director Anne Beal
  • Narrator Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Music Michael Macdonald
  • Sound Designer Anne Beal
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Julia Dickerson
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The fragile sense of hearing is often taken for granted and the World Health Organization estimates that 1.1. billion young people around the world are at-risk for sound-induced hearing loss. Professionals around the world are working every day in research facilities, clinics, and communities to further the mission of preventing hearing loss from sound exposure. Organizations like the National Hearing Conservation Association are a wonderful resource for staying up-to-date on the latest research and clinical recommendations. Public health campaigns like Dangerous Decibels and the WHO’s Make Listening Safe initiative provide accessible information for students and educators alike.

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About TED-Ed Animations

TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Educator Heather Malyuk
  • Director Anne Beal
  • Narrator Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Music Michael Macdonald
  • Sound Designer Anne Beal
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Julia Dickerson
  • See more

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