Hearing loss is the Rodney Dangerfield of health issues.
It gets no respect.
If there’s a health insurance plan out there that covers hearing aids, I’ve yet to see it. The message from insurance companies is clear: Hearing loss? You’re on your own.
Even though a cluster of studies shows that reduced social contact due to hearing loss contributes to dementia risk.
But new research says that just three key nutrients might keep hearing healthy.
Researchers found that people with good intake of either vitamin C, beta-carotene, or magnesium were better able to hear normal speech and high frequencies.
And when generous doses of those antioxidants were combined with magnesium, high frequency hearing improved even more.
The researchers note that loud noises trigger free radical activity that damages the inner ear.
Hmmm… That sure sounds like a health issue to me.
Are you listening, insurance companies? Or do I need to speak a little louder?
“Greater intake of beta-carotene, vitamin C, magnesium associated with lower risk of hearing loss” Life Extension Update, 11/15/13, lef.org