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Hearing Health and Heart Health
Posted by MaryRose Hecksel, AuD on February 23, 2015
MaryRose Hecksel, Au.D., suffered a heart attack at the age of 39. Like many women, she did not recognize the symptoms and warning signs until it was too late. Fortunately, MaryRose survived her ordeal and has used it to inspire her to live life to the fullest and help those with hearing loss.
Interestingly enough, hearing health and heart health may be more linked than originally known. Studies have shown that a healthy cardiovascular system has a positive effect on hearing, while an unhealthy system may harm your hearing and contribute to hearing loss.
According to Dr. David R. Friedland, MD, PhD, "the inner ear is so sensitive to blood flow that it is possible that abnormalities in the cardiovascular system could be noted here earlier than in other less-sensitive parts of the body".
In fact, a study published in the American Journal of Audiology concluded that the negative influence of impaired cardiovascular health on both the peripheral and central auditory system - and the potential positive influence of improved cardiovascular health on these same systems - have been found through a sizable body of research conducted over more than six decades.
Because of this, the staff at MaryRose Hecksel, AuD, find it important to treat your hearing healthcare with the utmost importance. Call or email us today to schedule your no-obligation appointment!
For more information on the link between hearing health and heart health, click HERE