Hearing Aids & High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease that affects hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in America estimates that one in three adults is living with elevated blood pressure where the blood pressure levels are above what is considered normal. High blood pressure is often called a silent killer because most people who have it don’t have any symptoms. If you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then this may be one symptom of high blood pressure.

Hearing Loss & High Blood Pressure

If you, or your loved ones, have high blood pressure then the blood vessels all over your body are damaged. This includes the vessels that carry blood to your ears. Scientific studies have found that people who have an increase in blood pressure have a higher rate of hearing loss. If your blood pressure is high for a short period of time then your hearing should return to normal when your blood pressure lowers but if your blood pressure stays high for a prolonged period of time this can permanently damage your hearing. If you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then it is important to get your hearing checked by a professional audiologist like Clarisound. If you are already aware that you suffer from high blood pressure then you should consult a medical doctor first because fitting and wearing a suitable hearing aid will not solve the underlying cause of your hearing loss.

Hearing Care and General Health

Our bodies change as we grow older and it becomes increasingly important to get routine medical check ups even if you, or your loved ones, feel perfectly fine. All good doctors generally advise their patients to change their lifestyle for better health including stopping smoking, taking less salt and exercising regularly. Medical doctors will also check your family history, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. When you book an appointment at Clarisound with one of our friendly, professional audiology consultants we will also look into your general health background before we give you specific hearing tests to check, and gauge, your hearing loss. Then one of our professional audiologists will suggest several options of hearing aids in different styles and prices that are suitable for restoring your hearing and your quality of life.

Before you book an appointment at Clarisound please do check your general health regularly with a medical doctor. At Clarisound we won’t lower your blood pressure but we will restore your hearing and quality of life.