Published on Sep 14, 2015 and last reviewed on Jul 12, 2019 - 1 min read
Many studies link untreated hypertension and hearing loss. Know how your blood pressure can affect your hearing, read the article.
Communication is an important aspect of human life and the sense of hearing is very important for any kind of communication. Hypertension is an independant risk factor for hearing loss as it alters the microcirculation in the inner ear and thus degeneration of the inner ear.
Hypertension is a silent disease, but people may present with the following signs.
Various studies have been undertaken which prove that hypertension accelerates the development of hearing loss. They show significant correlation between hearing loss and blood pressure levels. Some studies have concluded that hearing loss in the elderly is the end result of a long duration of hypertension and its related complications. There have been studies which specifically show the effect hypertension has on the vascular psychodynamics of the cochlea.
Hence, there must be regular ear check ups among the hypertensives. Any hearing loss before the discovery of hypertension should be clearly documented. Hypertensives should strictly take their medications and adhere to the doctors’ advice so as to maintain their blood pressures in the acceptable range and eventually avoid the complications of hypertension.
Even if you note a minute change in your hearing capacity, consult an ENT otolaryngologist online for help --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist
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