Can I get a hearing loss from commuting on the subway?

Yes, you can get a hearing loss from riding the subway everyday. 
Let's say you take the subway for 5 days a week consistently for a number of years. While taking the subway for an extended period of time you will be subjected to many high pitch sounds, and can start to develop a mild hearing loss in the high frequencies. 
Studies show that subway platform can get as noisy as 106 decibels. It only takes 30 seconds for noise induced hearing loss to occur at that volume, and once the inner cells in your ears are damaged they cannot grow back. 

So how do we avoid damaging our hearing on our daily commute?
A great way to keep your ears safe from noise pollution is to wear hearing protection. You can purchase custom hearing protection that will fit to the shape of your ear for comfort and reliability.

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