There’s a Link between Cardiovascular Disease and Hearing Loss!

The previous Hearing Health article discussed the consequences of untreated hearing loss. The takeaway was simple…there are consequences for everything we do…or don’t do! This article discusses the link between hearing loss and cardiovascular disease. Getting a baseline hearing exam is more important than you may have thought. Introduction: A growing body of research is showing a significant correlation between cardiovascular disease and low-frequency hearing loss. These studies 1) underscore the advantage of obtaining a baseline hearing exam and, 2) indicate a growing need for Audiologists and Physicians to work in partnership for the best health outcome of patients. Early …

Read moreThere’s a Link between Cardiovascular Disease and Hearing Loss!

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Disease – Bend Residents Should Get a Baseline Hearing Exam.

A growing body of research is showing a solid connection between decreased blood flow from cardiovascular disease and low frequency hearing loss. Reduced blood flow in the body can cause the restriction of blood flow in the inner ear, causing irreversible damage and low frequency hearing loss (Learn more about 3 types of hearing loss ). The pattern of this hearing loss can be seen in hearing tests …thus the connection between cardiovascular disease and audiometric patterns. The following figure illustrates the proposed relationship between cardiovascular disease and low-frequency hearing loss. For this model…cardiovascular disease leads to low frequency hearing …

Read moreA Link Between Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Disease – Bend Residents Should Get a Baseline Hearing Exam.