The hearing system is complex. The inner ear is home to the cochlea which houses the hearing nerve and is where we get our sense of balance from. In addition, the inner ear also holds tiny blood vessels which rely on proper blood flow. Because of the complexness of the ear and hearing system, it is no surprise that our hearing is connected to other heath conditions.
Why Good Cardiovascular Health Matters
February is American Heart Month. A healthy heart is central to overall good health. Embracing a healthy lifestyle at any age can help prevent heart disease and lower your risk of heart attack or stroke. It’s important to eat a well-balanced diet, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and visit a physician on a regular basis to ensure you are healthy.
Connection Between Heart Disease and Hearing Loss
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Americans. But did you now that heart disease can be linked to hearing loss? Research has proven there is a link between the two. This is because the ear holds small blood vessels that rely on the heart pumping blood to them in order to function. With heart disease, your heart isn’t able to pump enough blood through your body. As a result, this can lead to hearing loss.
Hearing loss can be an early indicator of another underlying health condition, such as heart disease. For this reason, it’s important to visit a hearing specialist on a regular basis to have your hearing tested. We can test your hearing and discover the cause of your hearing loss. Helping you be proactive about your health.
It is also important to visit your primary care physician annually, especially if heart disease or hypertension runs in your family.
Be Proactive About Your Health
If you think you may have hearing loss, then contact us today. We can test your hearing, diagnose the cause, and help you manage any hearing loss with hearing aids. In order to live a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take care of your hearing and heart health.
Be proactive during American Heart Month and schedule your hearing exam!