It's just possible that a compound in red wine might help combat hearing loss and cognitive decline. According to research published in scientific journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, rats given the plant compound resveratrol - which is found in red grapes - were less likely to suffer from the effects of noise - induced hearing loss.
However, it seems these rats were given the compound by itself - and not as it occurs in a glass of Merlot, for example. As too much alcohol will only ever damage your hearing (among other things), House of Hearing will be waiting for further study before stocking wine!
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We are delighted to offer a full audiology service, including hearing health assessments, all types of hearing aid repairs and the only private ENT nurse-led wax removal service in the country, on reduced hours from our Edinburgh, St Andrews and Morpeth clinics. Simply call us on 0131 220 1220 to book your appointment. Please note that you must call first to book an appointment.
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