Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Moderate Exercise Can Keep Hearing Healthy


A recent study showed that a fifty-year-old person who exercised and ate healthy could have the same level of hearing as someone twenty years younger. But exercisers take note, the type of exercise you do might actually do more harm than good.

The correlation between good hearing and good health is so strong that scientist have suggested that changes in hearing can be used as a predictor for more serious health conditions like heart disease. It makes sense, the ear has extremely sensitive hair cells that can show signs of change before other noticeable conditions within the body. That's because these hair cells depend on the free flow of blood. If blood is sluggish--like with coronary artery disease--then these hair cells will begin to die and changes in hearing can happen.

But it turns out the type of exercise you do can make a difference in your hearing health. The best kind of exercise is cardiovascular. So walking, running, biking for twenty to thirty minutes five days a week is recommended. And though weight training is an important part of any health regiment, overdoing it with straining can impact how well you hear. Below is a video from The Doctors that explains why straining during weight training can hurt your hearing.

If you'd like to learn more about keeping your hearing healthy, speak to your hearing health provider. If you need help finding a hearing health provider click HERE to be connected with the largest network of trusted hearing health professionals in the nation!

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