Our ability to hear, like everything else that happens in our bodies, depends on the flow of blood through our veins and arteries.
Small blood vessels in the inner ear are essential to our ability to process sound. Research indicates that those blood vessels are so sensitive that cardiovascular-related hearing loss may actually turn up even before traditional symptoms of cardiovascular disease, making hearing loss a possible indicator of a dangerous condition. When we think about hearing, we tend to think a lot in terms of the inner-ear mechanisms that transmit sound to the brain. But keeping your heart healthy and your blood flowing well is a good thing for your overall well-being, including your hearing. Be proactive by including a hearing health assessment as part of your routine health checks to promote overall health.