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How can avoiding smoking help you prevent hearing loss?

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Tobacco can make you more likely to lose your hearing, too, research shows. So if you light up, that's one more good reason to quit. If you aren’t a smoker, avoid breathing secondhand smoke.

From: 8 Ways to Prevent Hearing Loss WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Better Hearing Institute: "Preventing Hearing Loss," "Noise," "Seven effective habits to prevent hearing loss," "Prevention of Noise Induced Hearing Loss," "Signs of Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: "Causes of Hearing Loss in Adults," "Ototoxic Medications (Medication Effects)."

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living With Hearing Loss."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "How to Remove Ear Wax."

Dobie, R. , August 2008. Ear & Hearing

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on May 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Better Hearing Institute: "Preventing Hearing Loss," "Noise," "Seven effective habits to prevent hearing loss," "Prevention of Noise Induced Hearing Loss," "Signs of Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: "Causes of Hearing Loss in Adults," "Ototoxic Medications (Medication Effects)."

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living With Hearing Loss."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "How to Remove Ear Wax."

Dobie, R. , August 2008. Ear & Hearing

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on May 11, 2017

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