Cardiovascular disease can be deadly for your heart, but did you know it can also be detrimental to your hearing? Studies indicate those with cardiovascular disease are 54 percent more likely to have a hearing impairment.
Researchers reviewing studies from the last 60 years confirmed the connection in a June 2010 issue of the American Journal of Audiology, revealing that impaired cardiovascular health is detrimental to the peripheral and central auditory system.
Researchers believe the connection between heart disease and hearing loss lies in the cardiovascular system’s ability to provide blood supply to the inner ear. The blood vessels in the inner ear are so dependent on good blood flow, researchers even believe that a diagnosis of low frequency hearing impairment may be a good indicator of existing or impending heart disease.
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