Second-hand Smoke and Hearing
Protecting your hearing health is very important. Normal hearing allows you to better interact with others as well as enjoy the different sounds in everyday life. Constant exposure to loud noise may lead to hearing damage. A recent study has now identified second-hand smoke, as another cause of hearing loss.
Professor Anil Lalwani, from the New York University School of Medicine, took part in a recent study. More than 1,500 teenagers were tested and the results showed the negative effect smoke could have on hearing. The professor states, “We need to evaluate how we deal with smoking in public places and at home, as well as how often and when we screen children for hearing loss.”
Taking care of your hearing should be a priority. If you have been exposed to second-hand smoke and believe you might suffer from hearing damage, do not hesitate to visit your local Miami Hearing Center. An audiologist will be able to diagnose and treat your condition effectively.