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

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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.

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