From music playing in the car to the rhythmic sounds of trains rumbling down the tracks in the distance, we constantly encounter a wide range of sounds at various decibels throughout our day, most of which are safe to our ears. However, noises that are particularly loud or, more importantly, very loud for an extended
Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released a study showing that hearing loss is the third most common chronic condition in the United States – making it even more prevalent than diabetes or cancer. Even more surprising is that only 14% of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss during a physical exam.
Today, around 40 million American adults smoke cigarettes and more than 16 million of them live with a smoking-related disease such as cancer, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. The health risks that come with smoking are vast and well known. But few people know the damage smoking can cause to your hearing. Studies have shown that