Cigarette smoking and hearing loss: lessons from the young adult periodic examinations in Israel (YAPEIS) database.

@article{Sharabi2002CigaretteSA,
  title={Cigarette smoking and hearing loss: lessons from the young adult periodic examinations in Israel (YAPEIS) database.},
  author={Yehonatan Sharabi and Idit Reshef-Haran and Moshe Burstein and Arieh Eldad},
  journal={The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ},
  year={2002},
  volume={4 12},
  pages={1118-20}
}
BACKGROUND Some studies have indicated a possible link between cigarette smoking and hearing loss. OBJECTIVES To analyze the association between smoking and hearing loss, other than that induced by noise, and to characterize the type of HL impairment found in smokers. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study in 13,308 men aged 20-68 (median 34.6 years) who underwent a hearing test as part of a routine periodic examination. For each subject, age, smoking status (current… CONTINUE READING

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