How does heart health affect hearing loss?

Did you know that a hearing test may help predict cardiovascular disease?

The inner ear, especially the outer wall of the cochlea, is dependent upon good blood flow and a good supply of oxygen to work properly. The cochlea is the organ of hearing that sends information to the brain so you can hear and understand. Problems with blood flow in this area of the ear can show up as a low frequency hearing loss on a hearing test. Since medical literature has shown that there is a relationship between a low frequency hearing loss and cardiovascular disease, this type of hearing loss may predict the presence or potential development of cardiovascular disease.
Your heart health is an important reason to include hearing screenings into your overall wellness routine. In fact, the American Medical Association suggests annual hearing screenings, starting at the age of 55, even if you don’t have a hearing loss.

So, if you’ve been putting off your hearing evaluation, call (814) 941-7770 today in honor of your heart to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Doctors of Audiology. Your heart will thank you!


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