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September 26, 2017

Protect your hearing while hunting

For many people, autumn colors and cool mornings in September signal the beginning of the long-awaited hunting season. Gun safety is important to most hunters, but some other lesser-known precautions are overlooked. “I’m an avid sportsman, and I’m amazed by how many people don’t wear hearing protection when they shoot guns,” says Thomas Lowry, M.D., an otolaryngologist at Mayo Clinic Health System. “I see patients every week with hearing loss, and a large number of those patients have a history…

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