PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Smoking could lead to hearing loss, according to a new study.

More Than 60 Percent Who Try Cigarettes Become Daily Smokers, Study Says 

Researchers looked at the health records of more than 50,000 people over eight years.

They found smokers were more likely to suffer high-frequency hearing loss.

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And the more cigarettes smoked, the greater the risk of hearing loss.

The risk of hearing loss went down five years after quitting.

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