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The link between heart disease and hearing loss

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OREGON HEARING SOLUTIONS - Scott JohnsonCould heart disease and hearing loss be linked?

In a word, yes. A growing body of research suggests that cardiovascular health and hearing health are frequently connected, according to the Better Hearing Institute.

Although the jury is still out on why there is a link between hearing health and your cardiovascular system (your heart, arteries, and veins), studies have shown that inadequate blood flow caused by cardiovascular disease can contribute to hearing loss.

Perhaps even more alarmingly, it has been suggested that patients with low-frequency hearing loss are at an elevated risk for cardiovascular events like heart disease or stroke.

Low-frequency hearing loss can go unidentified by afflicted patients because its symptoms are less noticeable than other types of hearing loss. Patients may struggle to hear in noisy rooms or in group settings, but information derived from sounds in the middle and high frequencies can mask low frequency hearing loss.

That’s why it’s important for anyone, especially those age 40 and older, to have routine, comprehensive hearing evaluations performed at Oregon Hearing Solutions.

In addition to heart disease, hearing loss is frequently associated with other physical, mental, and emotional health conditions. Patients who address their hearing loss better their quality of life, improving everything from their job performance to their professional and interpersonal relationships.

If you or a loved one are showing signs of hearing loss, call us today or visit www.oregonhearing.com/ to set up a comprehensive hearing evaluation; we’ll help you enjoy more of the years ahead.

Oregon Hearing Solutions

21323 SW Sherwood Blvd.

Sherwood, OR 97140