As proof SonoFit works, the manufacturers cites 35+ studies on the SonoFit references page, including double-blind, placebo-controlled trials published in peer-reviewed journals. We’ll review some of that research below to determine if SonoFit can really support “20/20 hearing” as advertised on the official website.
It’s true that ototoxicity is a serious condition linked to hearing problems, poor ear health, and other issues. In this study, for example, researchers found the incidents of drug-induced hearing loss have increased over the last few decades. Researchers also found ototoxicity could lead to not only hearing loss and balance problems, but also death. Fortunately, early detection of ototoxicity can prevent the most severe consequences.
Some small studies have linked mullein to similar benefits. In this 2021 studies, researchers found mullein – widely used in Spanish folk medicine – had anti-inflammatory effects that could help with ear health and overall skin health. Mullein is a member of the Verbascum species, and it’s rich with phytochemicals (plant-based antioxidants) that could support overall aural health in various ways.
Some people apply lavender essential oil to their ear for similar reasons. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) appears to have therapeutic properties and anti-inflammatory effects, playing a crucial role in nitric oxide production, antioxidant activity, and more. Studies shows lavender can help with acute inflammatory response. If your hearing problems are linked to inflammation, then lavender and other ingredients in SonoFit may be able to help.
Many of the ingredients in SonoFit have been shown to support ear health – but not by targeting ototoxicity. Instead, many of the ingredients have been shown to support antimicrobial activity in the ear. In this 2019 studies, for example, researchers found the natural chemicals in garlic oil target microorganisms in the external ear canal and middle ear. If you have infections in your outer and inner ear causing hearing problems, then garlic oil could help.
One of the biggest problems with SonoFit is that it appears to be advertised as an oral supplement – not a topical formula. You drink it instead of applying it directly to your ear or eardrum. Although the manufacturer provides limited information about how to use SonoFit, it appears to be designed as an oral formula. That could be an issue, as many of the ingredients in the supplement have been shown to work when applied topically – not taken orally.