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Reducing the problems caused by hearing loss is one focus of a government program designed to help all Americans improve their overall health.

The Healthy People 2010 program led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has created a guide for individuals, groups and entire communities to set up programs and activities that help people learn the necessary steps for good health and disease prevention. As part of the program, they have set up Healthy Hearing 2010 to promote healthy hearing habits and identify objectives for reducing problems caused by hearing loss.

Mike Sloniker, an audiologist at Siouxland Hearing Healthcare, PLC, said two of the objectives are to reduce the number of children, teenagers and adults suffering from noise-induced hearing loss.

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