How Does Smoking Damage My Hearing?
The dangers of smoking cannot be overstated. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that cigarette smoking causes about one out of every five deaths in the United States each year. Along with cancers and other health risks, smoking has also been determined to cause hearing loss.
The amount of cigarettes smoked per day appears to be directly correlated to the severity of damage done to the ear. Nicotine as well as some of the other toxic substances found in cigarettes damages both the middle ear mechanisms as well as the inner ear. Nicotine has also been shown to impair the brain’s ability to hear and interpret sounds.
Among other ailments, smoking causes hearing loss by damaging both the middle ear mechanisms as well as the inner ear.
What Can I Do?
Quitting smoking can help alleviate the risk of hearing loss, although if you suspect that damage has already been done, call Advanced Hearing Group to schedule an evaluation and a hearing test. Early intervention is the key to successful treatment.
Advanced Hearing Group is a full-service audiology clinic with locations in Mesa, South Scottsdale, and North Scottsdale. Our audiologists, Adam DiPuccio, Dr. Gary Johnson, Dr. Cassandra Schmidt, Dr. Christina Gabler, Dr. Kelly Lewis and Dr. Briana Thornton offer a full range of hearing loss services including hearing tests, hearing aids, ear wax removal, middle ear testing, inner ear testing, and aural rehabilitation. Our friendly, professional hearing doctors are conveniently located near Apache Junction, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, North Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, and Ahwatukee.
Advanced Hearing Group - Mesa
5202 E. Main Street Suite 105 Mesa, AZ 85205 480-218-1328
Advanced Hearing Group - North Scottsdale
9445 E. Ironwood Square Dr. Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-429-0026
Advanced Hearing Group - South Scottsdale
1625 N. 87th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85257 480-429-0026
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