Oticon Alta
Related Help Pages: Hearing Loss

How to Prevent Hearing Loss: Heart Health

There is a well-established correlation between a healthy cardiovascular system and good hearing. Past studies have demonstrated that people with a history of cardiovascular disease were on average 54 percent more likely to have hearing loss than those who were healthy. 

Now, new research published in a recent edition of the American Journal of Audiology, a publication of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), reported that a healthy cardiovascular system boosts our hearing over time, particularly among older adults.

The study also shows that cardiovascular fitness can protect our hearing by having a beneficial effect on the vascular pattern of the cochlea – an inner ear tube that plays an important part in hearing - and, consequently, on hearing loss prevention. 

Therefore, keeping our heart and blood flow healthy is crucial. Some measures include exercise, losing weight, quitting smoking, as well as keeping blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar at optimum levels. 

To learn more about the connection between heart health and hearing loss prevention, visit: Want to Prevent Hearing Loss? Listen to Your Heart! 

Share this Article

Comment

Related Content
Preferred Professionals Near You
See More Preferred Professionals

Clinics above not close enough?
Search with your zipcode below.

Sign Up for Our eNewsletter
Our free eNewsletter is delivered to your inbox every two weeks - it’s the best way to stay informed about what’s new at Healthy Hearing!
Preferred Hearing Professionals Near You

Jeffrey H. Aroesty MD, PC

400 Valley Rd Ste 105
Mount Arlington, NJ 07856

Click Here for Details

Total Hearing Care - Hillsborough

311 Courtyard Dr
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Click Here for Details

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP - Bridgewater

245 US HWY 22 W 3rd fl
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Click Here for Details