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The effects of hearing loss during sports performances
Sports performances have always played a big role in society, starting back in 776 BC when the first Olympics were held in Greece (Ancient Olympic Games, 2013). There are many athletic programs that one can participate in depending on interest and the concentration a person is looking for. The more extreme a sport is, the higher the risk of injuries there is for the player. Sports injuries can vary depending on the muscles being used during the performance. For example, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) High school athletes accounted for an estimated 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year. Injuries of all types are important but particularly injuries that deal with the ears are becoming more problematic. Specifically in the sports of rugby, football/high contact sports, swimming, and golf. The concerns are become so bad that even fans at stadiums of professional games are at risk of having hearing injuries. Each case has a different severity level, but none of them …