Smoking in pregnancy tied to teens’ hearing loss

Posted By: Staff | Jun 21 2013

Teenagers are more likely to have hearing loss if their mothers smoked during pregnancy, according to a new study that included audio tests of close to 1,000 youth.
Researchers said that although the link was “relatively modest,” even limited hearing loss can have implications for kids’ learning and social skills - so it’s important to reach out to those who might need help, and to prevent as much exposure as possible.

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