Study: Women who Eat Right; Hear Well

A selection of healthy fruits and vegetables

Here is another reason to eat your fruits and vegetables:  a new study suggests that women who eat a healthy diet may have a lower risk of losing their hearing later in life.

According to the study, published in June, 2018, adherence to helpful dietary patterns is associated with a lower risk of hearing loss in women. Consuming a healthy diet may be helpful in reducing the risk of acquired hearing loss.

Researchers evaluated a group of over 70,000 professional nurses from 1991 to 2013. Every four years, they asked the women to recall what they had eaten over the past year. During that time frame, over 2,000 women said they had developed moderate or worse hearing loss. They were able to find a link between those with unhealthy diet patterns and declining hearing loss.

The study only applies to women. But men, don’t feel left out! It’s hard to argue against eating a healthy diet, which offers a lifetime of benefits.

At CNC Hearing & Balance Center, our medical staff includes Neurotologist Moises Arriaga, MD and several highly trained audiologists who evaluate a patient’s hearing loss using a highly thorough approach. First, they rule out whether there is a more serious medical cause for a patient’s hearing loss before prescribing a hearing device. Then, our audiologists are trained in finding the best hearing aid to address the patient’s needs.

If you are noticing a decline in your hearing, call CNC Hearing & Balance Center for a free hearing screening at 504.934.8321. Appointments are also available at our Marrero and Uptown clinics for a more thorough hearing test.

At CNC Hearing & Balance Center, we preach to our patients that they should never ignore hearing loss. Our medical staff and audiologists can evaluate your hearing to keep you in the conversation.


Source: NIH News in Health, July 2018