When you comment at the end of difficult day that you’re “stressed out,” did you ever stop to think what that really means?

So far in this series, we’ve discussed how a diet rich in antioxidants can minimize or prevent toxic oxidative stress, and how oxidative stress leads to hearing loss through apoptosis. Now, we’ll concern ourselves with another way apoptosis and hearing damage may occur, and the devastating role noise exposure plays in this scenario.

A respirator isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about hearing protection.

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