How Does Cardiovascular Disease Damage My Hearing?
Studies have shown that individuals with a history of cardiovascular disease are about 54% more likely to develop hearing loss than those with a healthy vascular system. The reason for this increased risk appears to stem from decreased blood flow to the tiny vessels of the cochlea in the inner ear. The inner ear is a highly vascularized system, which makes it extremely susceptible to cardiovascular complications.
Patients who suffer from Heart Disease are more likely to also suffer from hearing loss due to the decreased blood flow to the tiny blood vessels of the cochlea in the inner ear. Picture credit to NHS.uk.
What Can I Do?
The best way to protect your hearing is to prevent heart disease before any irreversible damage is done. Exercising on a regular basis, eating a heart-healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and seeing a doctor for regular health screenings are the first steps to heart health.
If you suspect you might already have a hearing impairment or you have a history of cardiovascular disease, don’t wait to have your hearing checked – early detection is the key to successful intervention. Call Advanced Hearing Group to schedule an evaluation and a hearing test.
Advanced Hearing Group is a full-service audiology clinic with locations in Mesa, South Scottsdale, and North Scottsdale. Our audiologists, Adam DiPuccio, Dr. Gary Johnson, Dr. Cassandra Schmidt, Dr. Christina Gabler, Dr. Kelly Lewis and Dr. Briana Thornton offer a full range of hearing loss services including hearing tests, hearing aids, ear wax removal, middle ear testing, inner ear testing, and aural rehabilitation. Our friendly, professional hearing doctors are conveniently located near Apache Junction, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, North Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, and Ahwatukee.
Advanced Hearing Group - Mesa
5202 E. Main Street Suite 105 Mesa, AZ 85205 480-218-1328
Advanced Hearing Group - North Scottsdale
9445 E. Ironwood Square Dr. Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-429-0026
Advanced Hearing Group - South Scottsdale
7025 E. McDowell Rd Suite 1c Scottsdale, AZ 85257 480-429-0026
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