Effect of omega-3 on auditory system

  • Vida Rahimi Department of Audiology, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Saeid Farahani Mail Department of Audiology, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran
  • Maliheh Nobakht Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran
  • Atoosa Saeidpour Department of Nutrition, School of Nutrition and Food Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
  • Shohreh Jalaie Department of Biostatistics, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran
Keywords:
Auditory system, auditory brainstem response, omega-3, long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids

Abstract

Background and Aim:Omega-3 fatty acid have structural and biological roles in the body's various systems. Numerous studies have tried to research about it. Auditory system is affected as well. The aim of this article was to review the researches about the effect of omega-3 on auditory system.
Methods:We searched Medline, Google Scholar, PubMed, Cochrane Library and SID search engines with the "auditory" and "omega-3" keywords and read textbooks about this subject between 1970 and 2013.
Conclusion:Both excess and deficient amounts of dietary omega-3 fatty acid can cause harmful effects on fetal and infant growth and development of brain and central nervous system esspesially auditory system. It is important to determine the adequate dosage of omega-3.

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Rahimi V, Farahani S, Nobakht M, Saeidpour A, Jalaie S. Effect of omega-3 on auditory system. Aud Vestib Res. 22(4):1-15.
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