Hearing – Prevention & Treatment
Thursday, March 8, was National Hearing Day (France). A few years ago, I suffered from a hearing loss that fortunately was not irreversible, I was able to get rid of this disorder by adopting a good diet and changing some aspects of my lifestyle (reducing my use of earphones for example). Hearing loss occurs when you can no longer hear sounds below 25 dB. A person will experience difficulties hearing and understanding conversations easily, this can be quite complicated and lead to the isolation of a person.
Did you know that …
| 1 person out of 10 suffers from hearing loss.
| 1/3 to 50% of hearing loss cases can be prevented.
| From 85 dB it is recommended to protect the ears.
| As you get older, people lose their ability to hear. This loss begins at the age of 25.
Damage to part of the outer and inner ear, nerves and the area of the brain that communicates with them can lead to hearing loss. There are some well-known techniques to preserve your hearing such as avoiding loud noise exposure, eating healthy food (paleolithic diet), drinking more water, etc. But do you know about specific nutritional therapies to preserve your hearing?
Which Nutritional Therapies may Prevent Hearing Loss?
Did you know that …
| Magnesium may protect against excessive noise-induced hearing loss and help reduce sensorineural hearing loss (which occurs suddenly).
| Coenzyme Q10 (dose of approximately 150 mg/day*) helps slow or even partially reverse classic presbycusis and premature presbycusis.
| Eating food rich in long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated acids, such as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), reduces the risk of hearing loss.
| Adults between 50 and 80 years old who eat food rich in vitamin C, are more likely to hear medium frequency sounds (2000 to 3000 Hz)
| Vitamin E treatment improves the hearing of patients with sudden hearing loss (for almost 80% of them).