I have read a lot about the benefits of drinking wine, most people are prepared to admit it offers some health benefits when drunk in moderation. This is the first time, however, that I have come across anything claiming it can prevent hearing loss. The research claims that the chemical resveratrol found in grapes and red wine has a protective effect and can help to reduce the damage caused by loud noise. It is based upon a study where healthy rats were given the chemical before being exposed to loud noise for a period of time. As always I remain sceptical but will be sure to have a good dose of red wine just in case.