Too loud for too long: How loud noises damage your hearing

Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States. Noise exposure away from your job can damage your hearing just as much as working in a noisy place.
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Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States. Noise exposure away from your job can damage your hearing just as much as working in a noisy place.

Tony Rizzo covers federal and state courts for The Kansas City Star, where he has been a reporter for more than 30 years. He is a Kansas City native and veteran of the U.S. Army.