Sadly, much of hearing loss is preventable and a little prevention can assure you never risk suffering from noise-induced hearing loss.
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Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of asthma, respiratory illness, middle ear infections and tooth decay in children. Eighty-five percent of kids have cotinine in their blood. Cotinine is a byproduct of nicotine and shows that the child has been exposed to nicotine, the ALA says.