If you’re overweight, your body mass index (BMI) may be related to age-related hearing loss. The same is true of smoking and occupational noise.
But surprisingly, having at least one alcoholic drink per week may actually protect your hearing. This relates to moderate drinking only.
According to a European study of 9 audiological centers, almost 4100 people between 53 and 67 years of age were tested for hearing loss and their exposure to these potential risk factors.
So what does this mean?
Well, apparently, your lifestyle may significantly affect your hearing. A healthier lifestyle — no smoking, no obesity, and no excessive occupational noise — could help to preserve your hearing into old age.