This research could provide some important relief to people affected by noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus, especially soldiers.
(PRWEB UK) 21 November 2012
Researchers in America have discovered that some nutraceuticals may prevent or reverse certain types of hearing loss in soldiers.
Henry Ford Hospital are the first to identify how acoustic trauma from machinery and explosive devices damages inner ear cells and breaks down and stops cell growth.
As part of their research, they developed a model of blast-induced tinnitus and hearing loss using a shock tube that generated a 194dB shock wave similar to explosive devices.
Some of the nutraceuticals identified as able to reverse or prevent the hearing loss can be found in red grapes and red wine.
More than 12% (roughly one in eight) of all deployed American soldiers returning from conflict have experience noise induced hearing loss, which can also cause balance issues, sleep deprivation, communication problems as well as heart disease that can affect blood pressure, lipids and blood sugar.
A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:
“This research could provide some important relief to people affected by noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus, especially soldiers. It is quite fascinating to think nutrients found in red grapes and nutraceuticals might be able to prevent or reverse damage. This research has revealed some very important factors which could help treat and prevent hearing loss in future.”
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.