Web Desk: Latest study revealed that smokers are at a greater risk of hearing loss. The study analysed data from annual health checkups, which included audio testing and health-related lifestyle questionnaire.
The research was conducted on over 50,000 participants over a span of eight years.
According to study, the number of cigarettes smoked per day and the duration of smoking cessation on the extent of hearing loss. Researcher noted a 1.2 to 1.6 increased risk of hearing loss among current smokers compared with never smokers.
Researcher Dr. Huanhuan Hu said, “With a large sample size, long follow-up period, and objective assessment of hearing loss, our study provides strong evidence that smoking is an independent risk factor of hearing loss,”
“These results provide strong evidence to support that smoking is a causal factor for hearing loss and emphasize the need for tobacco control to prevent or delay the development of hearing loss.”