Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

Abstract Title:

Preventing noise induced otoacoustic emission loss by increasing magnesium (Mg2+) intake in guinea-pigs.

Abstract Source:

J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2003;14(2):119-36. PMID: 14558727

Abstract Author(s):

Joseph Attias, Ian Bresloff, Heidemarie Haupt, Fred Scheibe, Hartmut Ising

Article Affiliation:

Department of Communication Disorders, Haifa University, Petach Tikva, Israel. attiasj@netvision.net.il

Abstract:

This study aimed to explore the effects of increased Mg2+ intake on the activity of the outer hair cells as manifested in Click and Distortion Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions (CEOAEs; DPOAEs) in 25 animals. Thirteen animals were fed with high Mg2+ intake (39 mmol Mg2+/l in drinking water) and 12 without the Mg2+ additive. The OAE amplitudes and frequency ranges as well as the DPOAE thresholds were affected significantly less by noise exposure in the animals fed Mg2+-enriched water. Following the exposure, the auditory recovery was faster in the high than the low Mg2+ animals (controls). In addition, a relationship was found between the Mg2+ level and the emission loss. The post-exposure measures may result from the effect of Mg2+ on cochlear metabolic processes and vascular microcirculation. The results demonstrate that pre-existing low Mg2+ levels will exacerbate noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), and increased Mg2+ intake provides a significant biological cochlear protective effect.

Study Type : Animal Study

Print Options


Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2019 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.