A growing body of research on the link between hearing loss and heart health makes a visit to your hearing care professional a positive step to take for both heart and hearing health.
The American Journal of Audiology reported that the negative influence of impaired cardiovascular health on both the peripheral and central auditory system has the potential to affect an individual’s capacity to hear. The same study found that a healthy cardiovascular system – a person’s heart, arteries and veins – can have a positive effect on hearing. Lifestyle behaviors that affect the heart also impact hearing. A higher level of physical activity and consumption of omega‐3 fatty acids have both been shown to benefit cardiovascular health and lower the risk of hearing loss.
“The clear link between hearing health and heart health is a powerful reminder that Hearing Care is Health CareTM,” says Mark Harrison of International Hearing Systems, in Maryland and Delaware. “A hearing check should be part of everyone’s regular physical exams.”
Mr. Harrison is among the hearing health professionals participating in “At the Heart of It. . .We Put People First”, a national campaign sponsored by Oticon, Inc. to raise awareness of the link between heart and hearing health. During February and March, a portion of the proceeds from every Alta2 hearing aid fitted by International Hearing Systems will be donated to the American Heart Association to fund life‐saving research.
“Small and discreet Oticon Opn™ hearing aids overcome a challenge that even the most advanced hearing solutions can’t solve - the ability to handle noisy environments with multiple speakers,” explains Mr. Harrison. “Opn improves your ability to understand speech by up to 30%*, so you don't have to work as hard to understand, leaving more mental energy to remember what you hear.”
For more information of heart and hearing health and Oticon Opn hearing solutions, contact Mr. Mark Harrison at 410-988-6692 or online at www.internationalhearingsystems.com.
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