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July 2008

Smokers and Hearing Loss

by Staff, on hearing loss, negative effects of smoking, smokers, smoking

Recent reports are giving out data that highlights another negative effect of smoking to those who regularly indulge on it, as well as to the people with them who are likely to sniff the smoke that smokers puff out.

Based on the report from the Journal of the American Medical Association, smokers have a 70 percent greater chances of having hearing loss. The study on this needs more back-up research and data, but generally, the idea behind this claim is that smoking constricts the blood vessels that supply the ear.

The study involved 3,753 people ages 48 to 92, of whom 45% reported some hearing loss as established by questionnaires and standard hearing tests. Staff