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Clarksville Center for Audiology says Healthier Diet May Help Preserve Your Hearing

 

Clarksville Center for AudiologyClarksville, TN – It’s well known that healthy eating habits can promote better overall health within the body, as well as alleviate a number of diet-related illnesses and diseases.

According to a new examination of the eating habits of 2,366 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey participants, those who eat more fruits and vegetables might also have better hearing — even if they’re exposed to more noise.

Eatting more fruits and vegetables may help you hear better.

Eatting more fruits and vegetables may help you hear better.

“It’s very rare to reverse or heal hearing damage, but there are many correlations between a healthy diet and healthier overall hearing,” says Dr. Emiko J. LeJeune, Au.D. of Clarksville Center for Audiology. “Diets high in folic acid and leafy green vegetables, which offer a number of vitamins and minerals, certainly seem to have a positive effect on hearing health.”

The study, which was performed by University of Florida Health researchers, found that those who scored higher on the USDA’s Healthy Eating Index but also had higher levels of noise exposure actually had hearing comparable to that of people with lower noise exposure but poorer diets. This suggests that a better diet may have protective effects on the delicate inner ear structures that, when damaged by loud noise, can suffer permanent hearing loss.

“Hearing loss is usually permanent, so it’s important to do things that protect the hearing you have,” stated Dr. Aubrey Carr, Au.D. of Clarksville Center for Audiology. “Hearing loss can ultimately lead to a faster mental decline, so making positive dietary changes will probably be good for more than your hearing — it’ll be good for your body and brain health as well.”

Those who suspect they have a hearing loss should contact their local hearing care provider for a comprehensive hearing exam, and ask about dietary changes that promote healthy hearing.

About the Clarksville Center for Audiology

Clarksville Center for Audiology is a full-service audiology practice proud to be bringing better hearing to the people of Clarksville-Montgomery County since 1979. From 1740 Memorial Drive in Clarksville, TN our AudigyCertified™ hearing care practice has helped thousands of patients with their hearing, tinnitus, and balance disorders — and offers state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and expert fitting of hearing technology.

For more information about Clarksville Center for Audiology, visit their website at www.clarksvillecenterforaudiology.com


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