Correlation between Hearing Loss and EpiGenetic Age
This is an interesting paper:
"Discussion: The present study suggests that some epigenetic age acceleration measurements are associated with hearing. Future research is needed to study the potential subclinical cardiovascular causes of hearing and to investigate the longitudinal relationship between DNA methylation and hearing."
Personally I think that high frequency hearing loss is a relatively easy thing to test as a proxy for general cellular health.
Very interesting, although not sure I agree with the authors making the connection between cardiovascular function and sensory hearing? Hearing I always thought was more directly connected to CNS/brain function, and blood DNA age clocks do NOT have CNS cpG methylation data I don't think?
And here is a new paper on CELLULAR AGING epigenetic clock!