Why Smokers Might Need to Watch Their Hearing


Smokers — if you need another reason to quit,
here’s one that might surprise you: quitting might save your hearing. I’m Erin White with
your latest health news. A new study found that several factors — including
smoking– were linked to hearing loss. The other factors included fat around the midsection
and poor blood sugar control. Hearing impairment is relatively common in older adults. It often
results from changes in the cochlea, a structure in the inner ear. Ask your doctor for help quitting smoking
today.

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