World Heart Day: Care for Your Heart, Care for Your Hearing
Evidence showing a link between hearing loss and cardiovascular disease is strong. So, for World Heart Day—September 29—the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is encouraging people to take its free, confidential online hearing check at BetterHearing.org to determine if they need a comprehensive hearing test by a hearing healthcare professional. The BHI Hearing Check prompts people through a series of questions in just a few quick minutes.
It recommends that people be ambitious about prevention. And it lists hearing loss as one of nine potentially modifiable risk factors for dementia—with an emphasis on managing hearing loss in midlife. That means: Don’t wait until you’re older.
When was the last time you and your doctor talked about your hearing?
The fact is, only about 3 in 10 adults who had a physical exam in the last year say it included a hearing screening, according to research conducted by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). That’s a shame, because research shows that hearing health is more closely tied to whole health and quality of life than previously understood—which means that diagnosing and treating hearing loss early may be beneficial on many fronts.
June is Men’s Health Month, a call-to-action for men of all ages to take care of their health.
So, this month, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is reminding men—and the women who care about them—that hearing health is an important part of whole health. In fact, research increasingly shows a link between hearing loss and other significant health issues—from depression to cognitive decline. It also shows that addressing hearing loss often has a positive impact on quality of life.