Taking more folate may save your hearing. A study of more than 50,000 men found that those over the age of 60 who have a larger intake of foods and supplements high in folate have a 20 percent lower risk of developing hearing loss.
Hearing loss is the most common sensory disorder today in the U.S. More than 36 million people suffer a hearing deficiency. To lower your risk, eat more foods high in folate like spinach, asparagus, lettuce, turnip greens, beans, peas and sunflower seeds. Baker’s yeast, liver and liver products also contain high amounts of folate.