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Power Tools & Hearing Loss

The racket from lawn mowers, jackhammers, drills, and other power tools isn’t just a headache—it’s also a risk for hearing damage. You’ll need to protect your ears, but earplugs might not be the best choice. Putting fingers grimy from the tools so close to your ear canal could put you at risk for infection.  Instead, pick up a pair of earmuffs from the hardware store. They go right over the ear, and they’re easy to take on and off.