Sigh. The fun stuff in life (concerts, raging fitness classes, buzzy restaurants) is no party for your ears. Even one night of loud, ongoing noise exposure can cause damage. Here’s how to stop it, stat.
Sprinkle less salt Women whose eating most resembles a Mediterranean diet (high in produce, EVOO; and low in sodium, red meat) have a 30 per cent lower risk for moderate or severe hearing loss, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition. It’s all about circulation. Cut back on the coffee (yes, really!) Caffeine constricts blood vessels, which can harm those in your ears. Even cutting down from a few daily cups of java to one can help. Sip water instead: dehydration can unbalance ear fluids. Listen in intervals For every hour or two of music, spend at least 30 minutes at quiet or normal sound levels so cells can repair. Tuning in? Try Audeara headphones ($499). Made by docs, they tailor sound to suit your hearing profile.
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