In what seems to be good news for people using hearing aids and also people in general who are worried about their hearing, recent studies have shown that consuming certain vitamins can indeed help protect hearing from both short and long term damage.
In short, if you want to protect your hearing and avoid the need for usage of a hearing aid or worse deafness, eat an orange before you go see a rock show!
Researchers at the University of Michigan have shown that ingesting Vitamin C, Vitamin E, magnesium and others can indeed stave off short term damage caused by excessive sound you find at rock shows, nascar events and more.
Additional research (done at Washington University) shows that the proper ingestion of these vitamins and more can work long term to protect hearing.
It certainly is not an exact science at this point but it is good to know that diet can help protect hearing. This can improve the lives of people currently using hearing aids and others with hearing issues. We will continue to report on these findings as we learn more.