It's American Heart Month: How Is Your Heart Health Related to Your Hearing?

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and as a hearing aid company, we have a specific topic we’d like to discuss regarding your heart health: your hearing.

Various studies have shown that cardiovascular health has an impact on your hearing.

In fact, during American Heart Month in a previous year, we wrote about how Healthy Hearing is Linked to a Healthy Heart, stressing the established link between heart disease and hearing health.

We want to explain again how your heart health is related to your hearing and raise awareness about the connection, urging you to see a doctor if you're experiencing hearing loss.

How are the two linked?

The inner ear contains small blood vessels. When the heart isn’t working well, these vessels may experience decreased blood supply, leading to hearing loss.

Various heart problems, including heart disease, can cause decreased blood supply to the inner ear. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

Environmental noise, which can cause hearing loss, may also affect the cardiovascular system, leading to simultaneous hearing and heart issues.

What can I do?

If you're experiencing hearing loss, schedule an appointment with your doctor for an overall health evaluation.

If you experience symptoms like chest discomfort, arm pain, or dizziness, see your doctor immediately.

How can I keep my heart healthy?

Maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet. Quit smoking, manage stress, and monitor your blood pressure.

Talk to your physician about lowering your risk of heart disease and explore tips for heart-healthy living from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

At Advanced Affordable Hearing, we prioritize your well-being and provide informative articles like this one. Explore our Articles page for more health and hearing-related content!