Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as second-hand smoke exposure — that affect you. Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.
Secondhand smoke. Within the last 8 years, roughly how much time have you spent in smoke-filled environments? Heavy exposure is defined as being in a room with visible smoke/haze for more than 4 hours per day.
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ None / minimal
→ 1-4 years of light exposure
→ 5-8 years of light exposure or 1-4 years heavy
→ 5-8 years of heavy exposure
According to one study, smoking or exposure to cigarette smoke can be linked to an increased risk of hearing loss. The study also suggests that non-smokers who live with smokers are almost twice as likely to have hearing loss as those not exposed to smoke at home.