When we think of protecting our hearing, we often think outside of the home. Loud concerts, construction zones, the siren on an ambulance driving by—these are all sounds we should protect our ears from. But dangerous sounds can be found at home, too. Beware of loud noises you may expose your ears to everyday. Opting for a vibrating alarm clock instead of a loud, high-pitched alarm, wearing ear protection when making your daily blended smoothie, reducing the amount of time you’re holding a loud hair dryer just inches from your ear—small steps can make a big difference.