While it may not come as a surprise that smoking is linked with increased risk of hearing loss, it may come as a revelation to many that teens exposed to secondhand smoke may be at higher risk for hearing loss. While these findings do not necessarily prove that secondhand smoke directly causes hearing loss, it certainly provides one more good reason to not smoke and to stay away from smokers. It must also be pointed out that most of the teens with secondhand smoke exposure and hearing loss did not know that their hearing was impaired. This is important because lack of hearing may be affecting their learning and speech skills without anyone realizing it.
Some people may wonder why hearing instruments can cost so much. Experts say you’re not only buying a high-tech device that required extensive research. You’re also paying for services from highly trained pathologists during the lifespan of the hearing aids. To schedule a consultation, please call EAR & HEARING CLINIC. As registered members of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario, we are among the highest qualified regulated hearing health care professionals in Canada. “Hear the Sound of Life.”