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According to a new study, the answer is “yes.” Jumping off several animal studies that show antioxidants can protect against hearing loss in animals, researchers analyzed the diets of almost 3,000 people. They found that people with higher intakes of magnesium and the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C had a significantly lower risk of hearing loss. Beta-carotene is found in kale, spinach, carrots, and virtually all the orange, red and yellow fruits and vegetables, while vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, melons, berries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green and red peppers and many other vegetables. Magnesium is found in nuts, seeds and legumes.