The Role of Nutrition in Healthy Hearing Hearing loss is a multifactorial disorder dependent on biological and environmental determinants. Identification of modifiable factors is critical in understanding hearing loss risk and in enhancing preventive strategies. Interest in lifestyle factors as mediators of hearing loss has piqued given evidence of significant relationships of lifestyle with other morbidities, in ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2014
The Role of Nutrition in Healthy Hearing
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  • Christopher Spankovich
    Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Financial Disclosure: Christopher Spankovich is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Florida.
    Financial Disclosure: Christopher Spankovich is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Florida.×
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Article   |   November 01, 2014
The Role of Nutrition in Healthy Hearing
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, November 2014, Vol. 18, 27-34. doi:10.1044/hhd18.2.27
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, November 2014, Vol. 18, 27-34. doi:10.1044/hhd18.2.27

Hearing loss is a multifactorial disorder dependent on biological and environmental determinants. Identification of modifiable factors is critical in understanding hearing loss risk and in enhancing preventive strategies. Interest in lifestyle factors as mediators of hearing loss has piqued given evidence of significant relationships of lifestyle with other morbidities, in particular cardiovascular health, cancer risk, and vision health. Despite interest, the study of dietary-disease relationships is complicated by the large number of nutrients, complex biochemical and biostatistics interactions, and need for longitudinal studies to determine causal relationships. This article is a review of relevant research exploring associations between dietary intake and auditory function in humans.

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