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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! 

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