Who knew? Smoking during pregnancy is linked to future hearing loss in children

NEW YORK—It will come as no surprise to anyone that children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy were found to be more likely to develop hearing loss at an early age than those born to non-smoking mothers. But this finding by researchers at New York University School of Medicine, will give pregnant women one more reason…

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Study finds obesity in adolescents is linked to heightened rate of hearing loss

NEW YORK—Anil K. Lalwani, MD, lead author of a new study showing an association between hearing loss and obesity among adolescents, recommends that obese adolescents “receive regular hearing screening so they can be treated appropriately to avoid cognitive and behavioral issues.” The study, published June 17 in The Laryngoscope, found that obesity in adolescents is…

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