This may come as a surprise to you. Your heart and ears have a lot in common.

The organ of hearing or cochlea requires a rich blood supply and needs to be bathed in the nutrients that are supplied by a healthy heart.

When an Audiologist tests your hearing, there are patterns that suggest changes in heart health. If you have a history of heart disease, it is highly recommended that you have a baseline hearing exam.

Coronary artery disease and hypertension puts you at risk for changes in your hearing. Your chance of hearing loss is compounded if you have also been diagnosed with diabetes, cognitive decline, kidney disease or vestibular disorder.

On this Valentine’s week, think with your heart and schedule an appointment to get your hearing checked. It’s an easy step to take. We’d love to see you!