Is it really possible to listen with your heart? We hear with our ears and process speech and language in our brains, so what does the heart have to do with it?
Heart disease damages hearing. Hearing loss happens 54 percent more often in people with heart disease than in the general population. This is because the inner ear is extremely sensitive to blood flow. Inadequate blood flow and consequent trauma to the blood vessels of the inner ear can contribute to hearing loss.
Researchers at Harvard University believe the hearing nerves are so fragile that the ears are likely the first organs damaged by cardiovascular disease.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States. While this risk is widely known and many people – not all – take appropriate steps to deal with this threat, there is very little awareness of the growing body of…
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