There are myriads of ways to maintain healthy hearing. Protecting your ears from continued hazardous noise exposure and keeping ear infections at bay are certainly fundamental. However, a healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise, a balanced diet and vitamins for hearing can do their fair share to prevent or delay hearing loss.

This week we looked at how “what you eat”, can ultimately impact “how well you hear.” Keep an eye on the following supplements for hearing loss next time you serve yourself that grand meal:


Omega 3 Fats & Vitamin D as Vitamins for Hearing

The high levels of omega 3 fats and Vitamin D generally found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, trout or sardines, can have highly positive effects on hearing loss. Studies have shown that adults who ate fish twice a week had a 42% lower chance of facing age-related hearing loss than non-fish eaters. The main reason, researchers claim, is that Omega 3 fats strengthen the blood vessels in our ear’s sensory system. Fish is your ear’s friend; stock up on it.


Anti-oxidants & Folic Acid as Supplements for Hearing Loss

A regular intake of antioxidants, especially in the form of folic acid commonly found in spinach, asparagus, beans, broccoli, eggs, liver or nuts, can reduce the risk of hearing loss by up to 20%. Antioxidants act as hearing loss supplements by reducing the number of free radicals that swirl through your body, which can otherwise damage the nerve tissue in your inner ears. Heed your mom’s words: eat your veggies!


Magnesium as a Hearing Loss Supplement

Magnesium, commonly found in bananas, potatoes, artichokes or broccoli, has been shown to provide additional protection against noise induced hearing loss. Eating a strand of 5 bananas a day doesn’t give you the excuse to crank up that iPod volume though.

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Zinc as a Vitamin for Hearing Loss

You can increase your inner ear’s resistance to the boon of age related hearing loss by keeping a healthy dose of Zinc. This can be found in dark chocolate or oysters, among many.

Vitamin C, E & Glutathione as Supplements for Hearing

Similar to antioxidants, Vitamin C/E  act as hearing loss supplements that keep free radicals in check and strengthen your overall immune system, thus reducing the risk of ear infections. The source is easy to find: vegetables (e.g. oranges) and fruits (e.g. bell peppers).


Eat Better, Prevent Hearing Loss

The above ingredients are the staple of any healthy diet, which can increase the chances of your health staying tip-top for many years to come. If you want to learn more about our ears, or how to prevent hearing loss or need a bit of help with our hearing aids, just reach out to us. In the meantime, eat healthy vitamins for hearing and you will hear better!


by Patrick Freuler

26 responses to “You Hear What You Eat: 5 Foods That Can Prevent Hearing Loss…and Hearing Aids

  1. Really, This is the great news, There are myriads of ways to keep your hearing healthy. Protecting you ears from continued hazardous noise exposure and keeping ear infections at bay are certainly fundamental.Thanks for nice information.

  2. Thank you for the added tips. Eating vegetables and foods with omega 3 is helpful in all aspects of our health, and it makes sense that this would be true for hearing. Can any of these foods correct damage to hearing, as in regrowing the cilia hairs and strengthening the blood vessels to the brain? Thus reducing tinnitus?

  3. Thank you so much!! I really hope After eating more of these things, they’ll help prevent my hearing loss.

  4. What can I do to get my hearing back ? I know this will help prevent it from getting worse, but what can I do to get it back ?

  5. If you are, or have been exposed to some dangerous thresholds of noise at work, that are causing deafness or other symptoms, you can file a claim for hearing loss compensation against your employer who allowed that happen to you.

  6. One day I was working and felt dizziness and went to hospital and they injection me I was a little how better but some day I Lost my hearing and from one doctor to another I lost all my money but I can’t hear that was 2012 but now I can can hear little but not on phone and I can’t sleep well what do I do

  7. Thank you for the information. I am seriously suffering from inner ear damage and im going to lose my hearing. This could be a life saver

  8. Hi Alex and Sean, I am suffering from idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss and have lost 80% of my hearing on my left ear. The doctors are unsure on what the cause might have been but has given me steriods and some supplements to try to reverse the hearing loss. I hope it gets better and also with the help of the above mentioned fruits and vegetables to be added on my diet. I would also suggest you take a hearing test so your situation may be assessed better. According to ENT the more you delay the higher the chance you do not get your hearing back. Best of luck.

  9. I write a newsletter for CHHA – MB the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, I was hoping to share your article with my members, can I have your permission to do so? Please email me with a reply. Thank you.

  10. YES, I GOT MY HEARING BACK. diagnosed with a sudden hearing loss in one ear in 2011. 2 rounds of steroids and an MRI of my brain to rule out Parkinson’s and or MS. Struggled with loss for 6 years. Looked into hearing aid, asked dentist about TMJ related hearing problems. No answers. Started using marijuana for sleep. It relaxed my jaw so much that after 2 months I got my hearing back. Wahoo. Took a trip by plane for a week and afraid to take marijuana in my checked bag so without that lost my hearing again. Back on the marijuana and not really getting hearing back. Could be something else besides TMJ. I’ve been eating chocolate like it’s going out of style lately so now I’m off of it hoping that’s it. Look it up. Chocolate is not good for hearing. Milk chocolate especially which is what I love. Hope this helps someone.

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