Hearing loss is the fourth leading cause of disability in the U.S. and the third most prevalent chronic health condition facing seniors. Nearly half of people age 75 and older and approximately one-third of people ages 65 to 74 have hearing loss. In the next forty years, as the population ages, hearing loss is expected to nearly double.
Recent research links high blood pressure to hearing loss. Some researchers have even called the ear “a window to the heart.”
Read more on how high blood pressure is linked to hearing loss.