New study claims coffee could help reduce hearing loss in men

Ah, coffee. You don’t need to tell us how great it is – we’ve sung its praises for years. Coffee’s antioxidants can help prevent a range of health complaints, including diabetes, liver disease and even Alzheimer’s. This is a new one on us, though – a Spanish university has released the results of a new study claiming a link between coffee and the reduction of age-related hearing loss in men.

Research carried out at the Antonymous University of Madrid indicates that men who drink at least one and up to four and a half cups of coffee a day reduce their chances of losing their hearing as they age by 15 per cent, compared to non-coffee drinkers.

Researchers took data from almost 37,000 men and women who were middle-aged and older to reach their conclusions. The reason for the results could be attributed to coffee’s known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and the good news is that you can apparently take your coffee however you like – black, white, decaffeinated, filtered, instant – to get the benefit of the results.

The researchers found that the results only applied to male participants, though, and females saw little or no improvement. This is thought to be because women are already less susceptible to age-related hearing loss as their higher oestrogen levels offer better protection, so drinking coffee offers less benefit.

The research – which took place over 11 years – involved checking the hearing of participants at the beginning and end of the study and allowing for other factors such as work-related hearing loss.

Well, we’ve always known coffee is fantastic – and now it seems other people are more likely to hear us say so! To take a look at our range of delicious coffee, all available at great wholesale prices for domestic or commercial use, take a look at our main website