Hidden Hearing Responds to Research that Red Wine Could Prevent Hearing Loss

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Specialists in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have responded to new research which links a chemical found in red grapes to hearing loss prevention.

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It's much easier to protect your hearing at an early stage than it is to restore it later.

Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes and red wine, has been found to have a protective effect against hearing loss.

Red wine is already said to protect against heart disease and dementia, but scientists at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, US, have found that Resveratrol could reduce damage to ears caused by loud noise.

They found that healthy rats were less likely to suffer noise-induced hearing loss when given Resveratrol before being exposed to loud noise for a long period of time.

The study found that Resveratrol reduced noise-induced hearing loss in rats exposed to potentially deafening sounds.

A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:

“In an ideal world, we'd deal with something before it became a problem. It's much easier to protect your hearing at an early stage than it is to restore it later. The awareness of the need for hearing protection is growing and we always recommend protecting your hearing in noisy environments”.

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.

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