by Savitha C Muppala on  February 22, 2011 at 7:18 PM General Health News
 Take Adequate Care to Prevent Hearing Loss
Recent insight reports that most of the hearing loss can be prevented with adequate precaution.

According to data, nearly 21% Americans aged 48 to 59 suffer loss of hearing. The incidence of hearing loss among 80 year olds is about 90 percent.

Hereditary factors also contribute to hearing loss, as much as living or working in a noisy environment does. But what may come as a surprise, is the link between cardiovascular disease and loss of hearing.

Regular exercise can prevent cardiovascular disease, the presence of which can trigger alterations in blood flow, leading to reduced oxygen levels in the inner ear. This can contribute to hearing loss.

The report published in the current online edition of the Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, underlines the immense benefit of regular exercise in preventing or delaying loss of hearing.

Further, ensuring one works or lives in a ear-friendly environment can also offset risks of hearing loss.

Source: Medindia

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