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Take ear plugs to your next concert

Courtesy of Baylor University School of Medicine

A night out to see your favorite musician is sure to make lasting memories, but could it also leave you with long-term hearing loss? Experts at Baylor College of Medicine say that loud music at concerts can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss if you don't take proper precaution.

"Loud noise exposure can definitely cause hearing loss," said Alex Sweeney, M.D., assistant professor and Dorothy L. McGee Endowed Chair of Otolaryngology at Baylor. "In some cases, the loss is only temporary, but we do see cases in which it is...