The summer months provide a good opportunity to brush up on safety and preventive measures. From pool time to sports injuries and seasonal bugs and allergies, we’ve got plenty to think about.

But there’s another health aspect that easily gets neglected, despite it being as obvious as a firecracker: our hearing.

With fireworks, concerts and other loud equipment and outdoor noises, it’s important to protect our hearing and be aware of what we can do to prevent hearing loss.

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders...