Smoking could affect your hearing, a new British study has found.
Smokers have a 15.1% higher chance of hearing loss than non-smokers, researchers at the University of Manchester found.
People who quit smoking decrease their risk of going deaf, likely because they adopt a more healthy lifestyle after kicking the habit, the researchers said.
The researchers looked at 164,770 U.K. adults between the ages of 40 and 69 who took hearing tests between 2007 and 2010 when they joined UK Biobank, a national project to improve health.
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