Vitamin prevents and treats noise-induced hearing loss in animal study

December 2, 2014 5:07 PM

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Vitamin prevents and treats noise-induced hearing loss in animal study

A supplement that scientists describe as the precursor to vitamin B3 may help prevent and treat noise-induced hearing loss, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Gladstone Institutes have found.

In new research published Tuesday in the journal Cell Metabolism, a chemical called nicotinamide riboside (NR) successfully prevented short- and long-term hearing loss in mice when administered before and after noise exposure.

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