What does your hearing have to do with your heart? The inner ear is extremely sensitive to blood flow. That’s why hearing or ringing in your ears can be affected by heart disease. Researchers say if you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease, you should have your hearing evaluated. Having a thorough case history and diagnostic hearing evaluation by a well-qualified audiologist is just one step you can take to make sure you are hearing your best.
Be sure to talk with your primary care physician or cardiologist about their recommendations for having your hearing checked, especially if you have a history of heart disease. For more information about heart disease, visit heart.org.