Smokers may loss hearing ability, according to the latest study conducted on more than 50,000 people for over a period of 8 years for the Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
The new study has been disclosed by the Oxford University Press. number of researches have been explored by the scientists and have revealed that smoking badly injures on the human body along with the significantly rising risk of developing heart diseases, multiple cancers and stroke. And now, the new research adds another danger of smoking to the human health that it may cause a severe hearing loss.
Dr Huanhuan Hu, a leading author of the study and specialist of General Practice, Epidemiology, Psychosomatic Medicine at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Japan NCGM, said in a statement that, “With a large sample size, long follow-up period, and objective assessment of hearing loss, our study provides strong evidence that smoking is an independent risk factor of hearing loss.”
Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco has sponsored the Nicotine and Tobacco Research. On behalf of the society, the findings of the study have been released by the unit of the Oxford University Press – Oxford Journals.
Dr Hu added that, “These results provide strong evidence to support that smoking is a causal factor for hearing loss and emphasize the need for tobacco control to prevent or delay the development of hearing loss.”