Hidden Hearing Responds to Research That Links Heart Disease to Hearing Loss

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Specialists in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have responded to research that identifies a link between heart disease and the onset of hearing loss, by issuing advice on spotting hearing loss.

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This research highlights how your overall health can have an effect on your hearing and why it’s important to look after your body.

It has been reported that people with heart disease are fifty-four per cent more likely to develop hearing loss than the general population.

The inner ear is extremely sensitive to blood flow and an inadequate blood flow and the consequent trauma to the blood vessels of the inner ear can contribute to hearing loss.

The research from Harvard University has identified that hearing nerves are so fragile that the ears are likely to be the first organs damaged by cardiovascular disease.

It highlights a contributing factor towards hearing loss and the importance of all round health to support hearing.

A spokesperson for Hidden Hearing said:

“This research highlights how your overall health can have an effect on your hearing and why it’s important to look after your body. The ears are a fragile organ and it is important to look after them by looking after your body. If you suffer from heart disease, it is important to monitor your hearing also.

"Common signs to look out for with hearing loss are asking people to repeat themselves constantly because you can't hear what they're saying, straining to hear the television and radio and sensitivity to some frequencies of noise.

"Book a free no obligation appointment at your local Hidden Hearing centre if you think your hearing has been affected.”

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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