We seem to be the generation that is most-affected by hearing loss.  Was it all those concerts we went to, or listening to your Walkman too loud, or is it selective hearing?

Well whatever the cause there seems to be an answer and it is timely, with Easter right around the corner.

It may sound too good to be true as we near Easter Sunday, but chocolate could protect the middle-aged from hearing loss, say scientists.

The focus was middle-aged people 40-64 years of age:

In a study in the scientific journal Nutrients, they report that chemicals called polyphenols found in cocoa have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may protect against hearing damage.

So feel free to raid your kids Easter Baskets this weekend, with their permission of course.

(Daily Mail)