Coenzyme Q10 improves age related hearing loss

August 18, 2011

Sensorineural hearing loss results when there is a problem with the inner ear. It most often occurs when the tiny hair cells (nerve endings) that transmit sound through the ear are injured, diseased, do not function properly, or have prematurely died. This type of hearing loss is sometimes called "nerve damage," although this is not accurate. Loud prolonged sound exposure such as when wearing headphones and blasting music can lead to this form of hearing loss.

Between August 2007 and October 2008 the first 60 patients diagnosed with sudden sensorineural hearing loss were treated with steroids for 2 weeks including a 5 day hospital stay. The second group of 60 patients received the same treatment but this time with the addition of

The majority of the patients who had Coenzyme Q10 added to their treatment had hearing improvement compared to the majority of patients not receiving Coenzyme Q10 especially when it came to understanding conversation. The study is published in the journal Clinical Otolaryngology, December 2010.