• Dr. Erin Rushing

Heart Health Awareness Month

Updated: Sep 20, 2019

February is Heart Health Awareness Month đź’—

Heart Health Awareness is supported by various organizations such as The Heart Foundation and the American Heart Association.

What does this have to do with hearing? Research shows that what is good for the heart is good for the ears! The ear houses some of the smallest blood vessels in the body which help maintain a delicate balance for the inner ear fluid. Due to this factor, many things that are bad for cardiovascular function are also harmful to the delicate structures of the inner ear. Additionally, if the blood supply is interrupted to the inner ear, those delicate structures can quickly deteriorate. For these reasons, the ear and tell a bit about the heart - at least whether or not further evaluation should be considered.

Healthy Hearing and Better Hearing Institute both discuss the science behind the link between hearing health and heart health.

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