#HearingFactFriday: Your heart and hearing, sitting in a tree

Six decades of research has confirmed that our cardiovascular systems influence our peripheral and central auditory systems. Translated for us non-scientists: The strength of our heart impacts the soundness of our ears.

Because blood flow is crucial to the proper function of our inner ear (it delivers needed elements like oxygen and glucose), if our heart is weak due to disease or hypertension, circulation can be impeded and deprive our hearing system of those needed elements, which can negatively affect our hearing.

Alternatively, if our cardiovascular system is or remains healthy, our auditory system should enjoy the benefits. 

To read a more scientific explanation for how your heart and hearing are connected, go here.

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By Starkey Hearing