Question: I have high blood pressure and also suffer from hearing problems. Is there some connection between the two, and what should I do?
Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. There is no direct relationship between hypertension and hearing loss, unless you have had a hypertensive stroke that affected nerve or brain tissue involved in your hearing.
Most times, age-related hearing loss is tied to problems with the cochlea and ear drum areas. Noise-induced loss is also very common.
The likelihood is that your hearing loss is not related to your blood pressure.
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