At Quit Smoking Expert we are always looking at better ways to help people to quit smoking cigarettes and in pursuit of this we come across some interesting research. It makes sense that if you have a habit that affects your circulation then you can expect to have problems.
It appears that there is now more and more evidence that smoking can affect your hearing. I came across some recent research done in America and it makes interesting reading.
After making adjustments for other factors the results of the study showed that current smokers were 1.69 times as likely to have hearing loss as non-smokers. What was even more interesting was that the study showed that non-smokers who lived with a smoker were more likely to have hearing loss than those who were not exposed to the effects of second hand smoking.
Hearing loss is estimated to affect 30 to 35% of adults. This loss can be due to genetics or environmental factors but it also looks as if smoking can increase the chances of you having significant hearing loss.
One study found that men who smoked more than 1 pack a day had worse hearing thresholds than non-smokers. It’s thought that the effect is caused by the circulation of blood being affected in the ears. Nicotine causes the blood vessels to constrict and thus circulation is affected which can lead to hearing loss.
Despite what a lot of people say it is not hard to quit smoking with a combination of hypnosis and NLP if you want to. It makes sense to stop smoking cigarettes so that you can have the proper blood circulation and avoid the problems caused by restricted circulation.