At the Heart of Your Hearing
February is National Heart Month!
It may seem unlikely, but your heart and your hearing are connected! Increasingly, studies show that people with compromised cardiovascular health are at increased risk for impaired hearing and even decline of cognitive function, underscoring the need for broadscale health and wellness management. Because both your hearing and your heart rely on healthy blood vessels, individuals with poor circulation, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or high blood pressure, should be particularly vigilant about checking their hearing and sharing this information with their audiologist. In fact, nearly 70 percent of adults with diabetes over the age of 40 have some level of hearing loss, which can be well-managed when found and treated early. Optimal heart and hearing health can be maintained with regular exercise, a balanced diet, proper sleep, good hygiene, and no smoking. At Comprehensive Audiology, we thoroughly review your cardiovascular history and are committed to helping you achieve your best self — heart and hearing included.