Did you know that your ears may be working on a biological clock? A study conducted by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has shown that there is an important protein known as Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that protects you from permanent hearing damage. The interesting thing is that this protein fluctuates based on the time of day. Specifically, it looks like it doesn’t work very well at night. While experimenting on mice, researchers found that, Mice exposed to moderate noise levels during the night suffered from permanent hearing damages while mice exposed to similar noise levels during the day did not.” Read more at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140227125249.htm
Have you ever noticed that maybe your ears feel just a little more sensitive to loud noises at night? It’s an interesting thing to take into account as we engage in concerts or late night movie watching. Taking care of our hearing is always important, however it looks like we may want to make a special effort to bring hearing protection with us during night time hours.
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