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Can vitamins prevent hearing loss?

February 20, 2009 8:53:50 AM PST
Could popping a pill prevent hearing loss?Researchers have found that vitamin supplements appear to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in lab animals.

The animals were given supplements containing anti-oxidants beta carotene, and vitamins C and E, and then exposed to volume levels similar to those at a rock concert.

Researchers found that both temporary and permanent hearing loss was prevented.

About 26 million Americans suffer from noise-induced hearing loss.


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