Are there any foods or supplements that can improve my hearing?

Question: Are there any foods or supplements that can improve my hearing?

Answer: A healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables may improve performance of the total body, including hearing, as several studies have shown. According to an examination of the eating habits of 2,366 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey participants, results suggested those who eat more fruits and vegetables might also have better hearing – even if they’re exposed to more noise. The study performed by University of Florida health researchers found that those who scored higher on the USDA’s Healthy Eating Index but also had higher levels of noise exposure actually had hearing comparable to that of people with lower noise exposure but poorer diets. This suggests that a better diet may have protective effects on inner-ear structures that can suffer permanent hearing loss from loud noise.