The connection between hearing health and cardiovascular health: what you need to know

At Opticas Perea we care about your health, that's why we want to talk about the close relationship between hearing health and cardiovascular health.

Although at first glance they may seem to be independent systems, the truth is that they share common risk factors and influence each other.

In this article we discuss the connection between heart health and hearing, and how you can protect and care for both.

How are hearing and the heart related?

The inner ear, which is responsible for converting sound vibrations into electrical signals that the brain can interpret, needs adequate blood flow to function properly. When this flow is diminished or interrupted, the hair cells are damaged or die, leading to hearing loss.

Cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure, can damage blood vessels and reduce blood flow to the inner ear.

Several studies have shown the connection between cardiovascular health and hearing loss: People with heart disease have a higher risk of experiencing hearing loss.


Risk factors

Some risk factors that increase the likelihood of both hearing and heart problems are:

*Unhealthy diet
*Lack of physical exercise
*High blood pressure
*High cholesterol

How to protect your hearing and cardiovascular health

Adopting healthy habits to reduce your risk of hearing and heart problems can have a positive impact on both your hearing health and your cardiovascular health.

Here are some tips to help you:

*Eat a healthy, balanced diet
*Exercise regularly
*Control your blood pressure and cholesterol
*Have regular hearing and heart check-ups.


At Opticas Perea we help you take care of your hearing.

The connection between hearing and cardiovascular health is a reminder of how the human body functions as an interconnected system.

Taking care of your heart can have direct benefits for your hearing, and vice versa. Not only that, but your overall health will also benefit.

Adopting a healthy lifestyle, being aware of risk factors and getting regular check-ups are important steps to keep both your hearing and cardiovascular health in top condition. 

Remember that small changes in your daily habits can make a big difference to your overall wellbeing.

At Opticas Perea we are committed to caring for your hearing. Make an appointment with us and let us take care of and improve your hearing health.