SAVE YOUR HEARING NOW
The Revolutionary Program That Can Prevent
and May Even Reverse Hearing Loss
By Michael D. Seidman, MD, FACS and Marie Moneysmith
Alarm clock. Bathroom exhaust fan. Blow-dryer. Dishwasher. Garbage disposal. Bumper-to-bumper freeway traffic. Sirens. Cell phones. Televisions. Stereos. Construction zones. Vacuum cleaners. Throughout the day, the noises add up . . . time for some aspirin?
As the world we live in becomes noisier, hearing loss increases. And today’s world is as noisy as it’s ever been. Consider:
Ø Since 1990, the number of 40- to 59-year-olds who suffer from hearing loss has increased by 238%.
Ø More than 30 million Baby Boomers in the United States suffer from hearing loss.
Ø Nearly 15 percent of American children between the ages of five and nineteen — about two million — have hearing difficulties.
Although it’s seldom discussed, hearing loss is quickly becoming a major health issue in the United States. In SAVE YOUR HEARING NOW leading hearing loss expert Dr. Michael Seidman explains the various causes of hearing-related problems, then offers a comprehensive lifestyle program to help prevent, and possibly reverse, hearing loss.
“If the bad news is that noise is everywhere, aging is a given and both can harm your hearing and your health, the good news is that you now can do something about it,” writes Seidman.
Seidman begins by explaining how hearing works — the intricate structure of the ear and how it translates sound vibrations into useful information. He then examines the two primary culprits of hearing loss, aging and noise, as well as less common causes like bacterial infections and pharmaceutical and over-the-counter drugs. (Even a steady intake of aspirin over time may affect hearing.)
The SAVE YOUR HEARING NOW program is comprised of four basic steps to prevent hearing loss: 1) Nutrients, 2) Diet, 3) Exercise, and 4) Ear Protection. Seidman devotes an entire chapter to each of these steps, describing in simple terms how and why to apply them to one’s daily life for long-term change.
Once the SAVE YOUR HEARING NOW program has been thoroughly explained, Seidman offers a plan of action for putting it in place. The book includes space to record information about one’s typical day before beginning the program, which can then be compared to a typical Save Your Hearing Now day, including menu ideas and suggested times for physical exercise. Making changes can be difficult, yes, but SAVE YOUR HEARING NOW makes it as uncomplicated as possible.
Because the emotional toll of hearing loss — the loss of the basic ability to communicate — is often quite high, SAVE YOUR HEARING NOW includes a chapter on minimizing stress and dealing with depression. In addition, Seidman offers alternative remedies for specific hearing problems, such as “buzzing” in the ears and ear infections, and he examines the advantages and disadvantages of several types of hearing aids.
For the millions of people, both young and old, who experience a degree of hearing loss on a daily basis, SAVE YOUR HEARING NOW could save not only their hearing but also their careers, and even some friendships. Backed by extensive scientific research, SAVE YOUR HEARING NOW is a dynamic, natural way to promote optimal hearing health.
About the Authors:
Michael D. Seidman, MD, FACS is a leading research physician in the field of otolaryngology with both undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He holds several posts at Henry Ford Health Systems, is the founder and CEO of Body Language Vitamin Co., and serves as a consultant several teams in the NHL, NFL and the ABA. He lectures frequently on topics relating to hearing loss, and in 2004 he appeared before Congress with a presentation on noise pollution.
Marie Moneysmith is the author of The User’s Guide to Good Fats and Bad Fats and The User’s Guide to Carnosine, and co-author of The User’s Guide to Cartenoids and Flavenoids. She is articles editor for Great Life magazine, a contributing editor for Let’s Live, and a freelance writer whose stories have appeared in Better Nutrition, The Los Angeles Times, and Home.