On deafness

first_imgForget your iPods, industrial workplace noise, over-vigorous use of Q-tips… the main cause of deafness is – you guessed it – unhealthy living. Or so believed our resident agony-uncle-from-the-grave, Dr Allinson.On deafness: “In adults, bad habits are the commonest cause of deafness. Such habits are smoking tobacco, drinking stimulants, over-feeding, taking insufficient exercise, breathing impure air, and not keeping the skin-pores open through proper baths. All these habits produce a disordered system, and deafness may result.”last_img