Thursday, February 2, 2012

Heart Disease and Hearing Loss Are Related

In 2005 Harvard University established a staggering relation between heart disease and hearing loss.  The researchers found hearing loss occurred 54% more often in people with heart disease then in the general population. 
Cardiovascular disease reduces blood flow through veins, arties and organs of the body. The reduction in blood flow decreases oxygen to the body’s systems and organs. The lack of oxygen results in damage to the heart and other organs including the hearing nerves deep in the inner ear.  Researchers believe the hearing nerves are so fragile that the ear, is likely the first organ damaged from cardiovascular disease.  There are those who believe hearing loss may one a day predict heart disease.

Do you take care of your heart and your hearing by eating right and exercising? Let us know.
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Dr. Jane Kukula, AuD
Paula Webster, MA
Advanced Audiology Concepts
8897 Mentor, Ohio 44060

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