Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hearing Loss from Secondhand Smoke.

Secondhand smoke may cause irreversible hearing loss in teens. A new study finds teenagers are almost twice as likely to have low-frequency hearing loss and the more the exposure, the greater the hearing loss. Only two out of ten teens suffering from the effects of secondhand smoke even realized they had a problem. Details are in the journal Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.