Photo credit: Marcus Aurelius from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Does the female hormone progesterone protect the ear from noise damage? It has long been known that females have better hearing than males, beginning in the second decade of life. This has always been ascribed to less participation in noisy hobbies
Researchers discover 3 types of nerve fibers in the ear. All research adds to knowledge, but Dr. Fink says the evidence is already strong enough to establish that noise causes hearing loss and other health effects.
Modern life damages our ears more than we may realize. Until there is a cure or treatment, prevention is the key to preserving your hearing.