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Hearing Loss May Make You Accident Prone

03-28-2018

Hearing loss may increase propensity for accidents, study suggests The New York Times (3/27, Bakalar, Subscription Publication) reports a study published in JAMA Otolaryngology found that people with poor hearing are at greater risks for accidents. After analyzing data from a nationwide health survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “researchers found […] ... more

Cigarette smoking linked to risk of hearing loss, study suggests

03-15-2018

Reuters (3/14, Rapaport) reports that a Japanese study found that smokers may have a higher likelihood of developing hearing loss than nonsmokers. The researchers looked at data from 50,000 Japanese workers aged 20 to 64 and discovered that people who smoked were 60 percent more likely to develop “high-frequency hearing loss” than nonsmokers. The study […] ... more