Archive for September 2014


September 30, 2014 | Posted Nu Life | Be the first one to comment.

The Good News and Bad News on Hearing Loss”

I found some really interesting studies this past week and thought I should share. According to a presentation made in June at the International Society of Audiology Congress in Hong Kong and also published online by Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, smoking and excess weight (and occupational noise exposure) are risk factors for age-related hearing loss.But on the bright side of things, another study led by Erik Fransen of the University of Antwerp, in Belgium, found that moderate alcohol consumption (at least one drink per week) actually had a protective effect on hearing!