Blaring music, party horns, kazoos and fireworks can all cause problems for your ears.
To keep your ears from ringing when you ring in the new year tonight, health experts suggest staying at least 500 feet from noise sources such as speakers, a stage or a fireworks-launch site.
Earplugs can also help at loud gatherings.
If you are experiencing ear ringing or ear pain, that's time to call it a night, even if you haven't yet heard the bell toll at the stroke of midnight.
Doctors say if you do that you may be able to hear many more sounds in the year to come.