Higher folates, not antioxidants, can reduce hearing loss risk in men

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Matt Daigle newsroom@entnet.org 703-535-3754 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery New research released at world’s largest ENT meeting San Diego, CA – Increased intakes of antioxidant vitamins have no bearing on whether or not a man will develop hearing loss, but higher folate intake can decrease…

Vitamin supplements may protect against noise-induced hearing loss

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Jill Pease jpease@phhp.ufl.edu 352-273-5816 University of Florida GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Vitamin supplements can prevent hearing loss in laboratory animals, according to two new studies, bringing investigators one step closer to the development of a pill that could stave off noise-induced and perhaps even age-related hearing loss in humans. The…

The combination of vitamins A, C and E, plus magnesium blocked about 80 percent of noise-induced hearing impairment.

Contact: Katie Vloet kgazella@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System Can vitamins and minerals prevent hearing loss? IMAGE:Glenn Green of the University of Michigan examines a patient’s hearing.Click here for more information. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — About 10 million people in the United States alone—from troops returning from war to students with music blasting through…

Popular pain-relieving medicines linked to hearing loss in wome

Contact: Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg mmontemayor-quellenberg@partners.org 617-534-2208 Brigham and Women’s Hospital IMAGE:This is Sharon G. Curhan, M.D. Click here for more information.  BOSTON, MA—Headache? Back pain? At the first sign of pain, you might reach for a pain-relieving medicine to sooth your bodily woes. Analgesics are the most frequently used medications in the United States and are…