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The dangerous link between smoking and hearing loss

Smoking is a well-established risk factor for hearing loss. Studies have shown that time and again exposure to cigarette smoke–whether directly, secondhand, or even in utero–can have a big impact on a person’s hearing health. Smoking can contribute to poor health, including hearing loss. For example, Reuters News reported last year that smokers were 60 percent more likely… Read More »

The link between iron deficiency anemia and hearing loss

A growing body of evidence is indicating that anemia and hearing loss are linked—particularly for a common type of anemia that causes low iron levels. Iron helps red blood cells carry oxygen tothe body, including the auditory system.Oxygen is vital for healthy hearing. In one study, people with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) were twice as likely to have… Read More »