Hearing loss associated with smoking and obesity

In one of the largest hearing loss studies ever conducted, the results show there is a strong correlation between hearing loss and smoking, and that it is dose-related. There was also a strong correlation between body-mass-index and hearing loss. On the upside, the results from the study show that moderate alcohol consumption had an ‘inverse correlation’ with hearing loss, meaning that some drinking seems to decrease the likelihood of age related hearing loss.

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