Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014

In the past, it was generally accepted that as people age they became less outgoing and consequently less happy. But this is no longer the norm, and individuals who have overturned this image have led scientist to ask why some people are less outgoing and happy as they age. It turns out hearing impairment may have something to do with it.

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Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014
two audiologist discuss hearing loss and obesity in adolescents.

There has been a thirty percent increase in hearing loss among adolescents over the past twenty years. Though the majority of the blame has fallen on the widespread use of MP3 players and earbuds, there now appears to be a new suspect in this dramatic increase in hearing loss among adolescents—obesity.

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Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014
antioxidants could help prevent hearing loss

The percentage of antioxidants present in what people eat can have long-term consequences on protecting hearing. A recent study reported has shown that diets high in Vitamin E, C, Beta Carotene, and Magnesium can not only reduce the effects of loud sounds when taken before and after exposure to loud noise, but can help reduce hearing loss long term.

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