Secondhand Smoke and Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Adolescents

Conclusions Secondhand smoke is associated with elevated pure-tone thresholds and an increased prevalence of low-frequency SNHL that is directly related to level of exposure, and most affected individuals are unaware of the hearing loss. Thus, adolescents exposed to SHS may need to be closely monitored for early hearing loss with periodic audiologic testing.

from the Archives of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

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