A new study by Oxford University has provided strong evidence that smoking increases the risk of hearing loss. The study involved 50,000 participants over an 8 year period. It accounted for many variables in the participant’s lives including the noise involved in their everyday lives. On top of that the study found that “The increased risk of hearing loss decreased within 5 years after quitting smoking”.
You can read more about the study here:
What does this mean for us? Well if you have been considering quitting smoking, you now have another strong reason to kick the habit. Also, if you have found quitting to be too hard, maybe now is the time to seek some help. The American Lung Association has some great tips to help get you on your way.
You can see their guide here:
We encourage you to address both issues, smoking and hearing loss today by checking out these resources and then taking action.
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Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator