Smoking & Hearing Health
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.
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.
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As a person who was just diagnosed with tinnitus and some hearing loss, I decided to see Dr. Gary Johnson and discuss if hearing aids would be beneficial to me. Dr. Johnson gave me a thorough examination and evaluation and recommended hearing aids for me to help with the hearing loss and help quiet the tinnitus. I have been wearing my new hearing aids for about 2 months now and I am so happy with them. Dr. Johnson did a wonderful job evaluating what would work for me. He is very pleasant, listens to the needs of the patient, answers all questions and makes you feel very comfortable. I have been helped with the hearing aids for both my tinnitus and hearing loss. Don’t hesitate to go see Dr. Johnson if you are in need of someone who can help with your tinnitus and hearing problems. He is the best in the business.
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