#HearingFactFriday: Your heart health is connected to your hearing health


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

Blood flow is crucial to the proper function of our inner ear. It delivers needed elements like oxygen and glucose. Thus, 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.

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

To read a more about how your heart and hearing are connected on this American Heart Month, go here.

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By Starkey Hearing