A healthy and balanced diet can improve your overall health - the likelihood of chronic diseases is reduced, you have better cognitive health, and it can keep you active.
A study on 71, 000 female nurses over a 22-year period, showed that women with a healthy diet lowered their risk of hearing loss by 30 percent.
Data had been collected on these women’s diets every four years and they concluded that those who followed a healthy diet regimen had less risk of moderate or worsening hearing loss than those who did not have a healthy diet. They followed the Alternate Mediterranean Diet (AMED) and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH). Their meals consisted of more fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains -- and refraining from consuming too much alcohol, fruit juices, refined sugar, and processed meat.
Keeping your hearing health in good condition includes regular hearing tests. Once you turn 50, you should get your hearing tested every three years. If you have genetic concerns or notice hearing loss at an earlier age, get a hearing test from your primary healthcare provider during your annual health exam.
The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss
Your mental health can improve
When you hear better, social anxiety and isolation help you reconnect with others by joining volunteer groups, taking a class, or joining a club.
You can remain physically active
Do you garden or exercise? Healthy hearing lowers the risk of tripping over something or losing your balance and falling by making you more aware of your environment while supporting your walking and balance.
The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care recently reported that receiving help and properly caring for your hearing health by age 40-65, can hinder or delay dementia.
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