Dr. Robert Ghent

 For the past several years, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) has conducted a Hearing Loss Prevention outreach called DiscovEARy Zone at their annual convention and conference, AudiologyNOW!

The New Year’s tradition of making resolutions and reflecting on the positive changes we want to make in our lives is an excellent reason to consider how we might extend to our homes and families the culture of safety we develop in our workplaces. Most employers have a vested interest in encouraging their workers to not only practice off-the-job safety, but carry the habits home to their family members as well. This is because home can be a dangerous place at times.

In Part 1 of this series we discussed the benefits of antioxidants in general and the role they play in protecting hearing in particular. So, what is it, exactly, that antioxidants are preventing? Oxidation, as the name implies, of course.

If you’re like most of us, you made some New Year’s resolutions this year. You may well have resolved to eat better and exercise more. Now, after a month into 2012, how are those resolutions working out for you?

You know, Mom got some things right—all those reminders about an apple a day and carrots being good for your vision? Turns out they’re true! But I’ll bet you that Mom didn’t know that blueberries could help prevent hearing loss! And that’s only part of the story.

Once again we careen headlong into the holiday season, and about this time many of us reflect on those things for which we are thankful. As this is my first contribution to the HearForever blog, my initial thanks is to you readers for allowing me the opportunity to reach out to you in this way.

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