High Blood Pressure & Hearing Loss

Studies have shown that high blood pressure is associated with a higher risk of hearing loss.

One-third of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure.  Several studies have shown that hypertension is assocaiated with the risk of sensorineural hearing loss according to the CDC –  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Hypertension damages the small blood vessels in the brain, which means neurons, hair cells, and other cells necessary for auditory processing do not perform optimally.


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