Smokers are almost 2x more likely to have hearing loss than non-smokers.
According to the CDC, cigarette smoking accounts for more than 480,000 deaths every year. Cigarette smoking not only affects the vascular supply to the inner ear, but chronic nicotine use can also impair neurotransmitter function, adversely affecting the brain’s ability to interpret sound.
Thank you for continuing to partner with us in treating all aspects of your patient’s health. Please enjoy this quarter’s featured article on Cigarette Smoking and Hearing Loss, The Epidemiology of Hearing Loss. Cruickshanks, PhD., et.al.