Special Issue "Nutrition and Hearing"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2019)
Hearing loss (HL) has been recently ranked as the fifth leading cause of years lived with disability, higher than many other chronic diseases such as diabetes, dementia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Moreover, according to the World Health Organization, the incidence of auditory disorders is increasing at an alarming rate without concern and perception by society and public health officials. HL has a multifactorial aetiology with genetic and environmental factors such as noise, ototoxic substances, and nutritional status involved. There is a strong need for a deepening of our knowledge of the existence of interrelations between these factors, as a first step towards the prevention and potential repair of hearing damage before it becomes irreversible.
Recent advances in animal studies that have allowed us to accurately elucidate the onset and progression of HL are closely linked to the availability of nutrients and their metabolism. This Special Issue of Nutrients is intended to highlight some of the recent dietary and nutritional studies and, more globally, life style studies, by utilizing experimental models or humans studies, and should review all aspects concerning the biological and biochemical mechanisms of HL and, more globally, etiology and causality, in order to ameliorate the therapeutic approaches in HL. Therefore, this issue welcomes the submission of manuscripts, either describing original research or reviewing the scientific literature on this topic.
Prof. Dr. Gregorio Varela-Moreiras
Dr. Teresa Partearroyo
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- hearing loss
- age-related hearing loss