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From the Ted Talk by Heather Malyuk: Can loud music damage your hearing?

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_______ hair cells are unable to vibrate with the appropriate speed and ________, making _______ muffled. This kind of hearing loss is known as a temporary threshold shift, and many people will __________ it at least once in their lifetime. In Anja’s case, the loud sounds of the concert only took three hours to cause this condition. ___________, it's a _________ ailment that usually resolves as swelling decreases over time. In most cases, simply avoiding hazardous sounds gives hair cells all they need to recover.

Solution

  1. experience
  2. accuracy
  3. fortunately
  4. hearing
  5. swollen
  6. temporary

Original Text

Swollen hair cells are unable to vibrate with the appropriate speed and accuracy, making hearing muffled. This kind of hearing loss is known as a temporary threshold shift, and many people will experience it at least once in their lifetime. In Anja’s case, the loud sounds of the concert only took three hours to cause this condition. Fortunately, it's a temporary ailment that usually resolves as swelling decreases over time. In most cases, simply avoiding hazardous sounds gives hair cells all they need to recover.

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