Skiing may cure hearing loss

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 7, 2009 10:56 am

There’s a report out today that says men are three times as likely to lose their hearing than women. Why, you might ask? Well, according to Dr. Hamid Djalilian of the UC Irvine Medical Center, men’s occupations (including military service) and recreational activities expose them to greater levels of noise. OK, but, last time I checked, women are also in the armed forces, go to concerts, and drive convertibles (all reasons listed in the report). Whatevs. I’m not a doctor. 

But, the cool thing is, if your hearing is going, all you have to do is wax up those skis and clamp down those boots. In 2006, a 72-year-old Brit named Derek Glover claimed a ski trip to the Italian Dolomites cured a 15-year-long case of hearing problems!  He was at 7,000 feet with his daughter and son-in-law when all of a sudden he heard a pop, and huzzah! His hearing came back! See, next time some negative Nancy tells you skiing is unsafe, tell them this story–compliments of The Ski Channel.