Noise-induced hearing loss can happen at any age. This type of damage can occur when you listen to a noise that is too loud, for too long and too often. Many of us are exposed to loud noises throughout our day, whether that is at work or doing a hobby. It is important to know what a safe level of noise is so that hearing loss can be avoided. Here we provide some tips on how to protect your hearing, including wearing protective ear equipment, limiting the duration and frequency of these harmful noises, and taking breaks from loud noises.