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4/11/2016
Woman Suffering Stress
Stress is everywhere around us.  Each day it starts with getting up on time, getting out the door, traffic, etc.  Read more...

 
Stress is everywhere around us.  Each day it starts with getting up on time, getting out the door, traffic, meetings, deadlines, interruptions, etc.   The list of stressors goes on and on.   These things can take their toll mentally and physically.  Did you know that chronic stress may actually be linked to hearing loss?  An article at peoplehearingbetter.com thoroughly explores this idea:
 
“Inside the ear are tiny little hairs that depend on the flow of blood and the delivery of nutrients for survival. These little hair cells can be slowly destroyed with a lack of nutrients or immediately destroyed when blood ceases to flow within the ears. Chronic stress plays a big part in the slowing or stopping of blood flow. The overproduction of adrenaline can reduce blood circulation in the inner ear or even stop it completely. Not only can this cause hearing loss over time, it can cause sudden hearing loss when circulations stops completely.”  Read more at:
http://phb.secondsensehearing.com/content/relationship-between-hearing-loss-and-stress
 
The article goes on to discuss symptoms of stress induced hearing loss and ways to cope. Stress is a natural part of life. Taking steps to manage stress levels will help us, not just with our hearing, but also with other health and social issues.  According to the article, “Hearing loss and tinnitus can be a real stressor in and of themselves.” Don’t let that happen.  Taking action now to reduce and manage the stress in your life.  It’s essential to your health and wellbeing.