Hidden Hearing Gear up for Easter with Response to Links between Chocolate and Hearing

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Experts in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have looked into links between chocolate and hearing.

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Most people enjoy indulging in chocolate over the Easter holiday and knowing that chocolate can possibly help reduce your risk of age-related hearing loss and heart disease is a great way to feel less guilty about indulging!

Easter falls this weekend and with people across the country celebrating with a chocolate Easter egg and with an estimated 80 million Easter eggs sold every year in the UK, Hidden Hearing has looked at some links between chocolate and hearing loss.

Research has found that Zinc, which is found in dark chocolate, can increase the inner ear’s resistance to the onset of age related hearing loss.

A square of dark chocolate a day is said to lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease or a heart attack, which is also good news for hearing as heart disease has been linked to hearing loss because of issues transmitting blood to the ear.

However, alternatively, chocolate can also affect the symptoms of tinnitus and sometimes increase its severity as well as other foods such as dairy and coffee. Much like people’s susceptibility to migraines, it depends on the individual.

A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:

“Most people enjoy indulging in chocolate over the Easter holiday and knowing that chocolate can possibly help reduce your risk of age-related hearing loss and heart disease is a great way to feel less guilty about indulging!”

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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