#HearingFactFriday: Loud noise is bad for your heart (and hearing)

If you thought last week’s Hearing Fact Friday was niche, today’s gives it a run for its money. Or, if you needed another reason to brush up on good hearing protection measures during this National Protect Your Hearing Month, try this fact on for size.

Using data from a recent Gutenberg Health Study, scientists from the Department of Cardiology at the Mainz University Medical Center found that exposure to loud noise increases your risk of atrial fibrillation.

Or, simply put — loud noise throws your heart out of rhythm.

Isn't it bad enough that exposure to loud noise can cause hearing loss and tinnitus? Now, we have to worry about our hearts, too? Apparently so, according to research professor Thomas Münzel, "The relationship between noise annoyance and atrial fibrillation is an important finding that may also explain why noise can lead to more strokes.

The moral of this Hearing Fact Friday? Protect your hearing if and when you can.

If you want some advice on how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, check out these 10 tips to protect your hearing. If you think you have hearing loss and want to consult with someone about what to do next, we can help. Call 1-888-908-1845 or click here and we’ll help you schedule a consultation with a hearing care professional in your area.


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By Starkey Hearing