You Might Be Losing Your Hearing and You Don’t Even Know It

What scientists are learning about ‘hidden hearing loss’

Illustration: Jon Han

TTake a stroll down a busy street and the sounds are everywhere — and even more pernicious to your hearing than you might expect, considering that normal speaking volume registers just 60 decibels. Cars honking, sirens wailing? That’s 85 decibels of sound. An approaching…