Your Heart and your Hearing

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) recently began efforts to raise awareness between your heart health and your hearing health.  Baby Boomers and Gen Xers need to pay particular attention as research not only shows that untreated hearing loss has adverse effects on quality of life and other physical and emotional conditions, but also that hearing loss can be an indicator of other chronic diseases, including heart disease. A recent study was published by the American Journal of Audiology which reviewed over 60 years of research.  The study concluded that the negative impact of impaired heart health onthe hearing system and the positive impact of improved heart health on hearing has been found.  The most significantpositive relationship between improved heart health and improvements in hearing has been found among older adults.

Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, cause 17.3 million deaths each year.  Reduce your risk by having your hearing checked regularly.

For more information, check out this article from RedOrbit.