Custom Ear Plugs for Band Students Helps Prevent Hearing Loss
It's a one of a kind program in Eagan that is helping prevent hearing loss in students. Eagan High School band students are being fit with custom ear plugs. The students will wear them during practice and it will cut down on noise levels by more than 30 decibels.
A normal conversation is between 40 and 50 decibels, a full band playing can easily top 100. Experts say one in five teenagers has measurable hearing loss, one in 20 has significant hearing loss that can affect the ability to learn.
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