Here it is: February. A short month in terms of days, but a long month for many, as it is usually cold and falls between the excitement of the holidays and the anticipation of spring.
February also claims Valentine’s Day and American Heart Health Month. Speaking of hearts, did you know that there is a link between heart health and hearing health? The inner ear is extremely sensitive to blood flow. Studies have shown that a healthy cardiovascular system—a person’s heart, arteries, and veins, has a positive effect on hearing. Conversely, inadequate blood flow and trauma to the blood vessels of the inner ear can contribute to hearing loss.
The Better Hearing Institute is suggesting that anyone with heart issues may want to pay close attention to their hearing health.
This February, in celebration of hearts, make it a point to get your hearing health checked.
And if there’s a problem, don’t be afraid to try hearing aids. Why take a chance on missing out hearing those sweet nothings that someone might be whispering in your ear?