Cardiovascular Health and Hearing Health Cardiovascular disease remains the leading killer in the United States and worldwide. While gains have been made in preventing death in those over 65 years, little progress has been made in identifying younger individuals with increased risk of poor cardiovascular outcomes. Function of the inner ear is proving to be ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2014
Cardiovascular Health and Hearing Health
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • David R. Friedland
    Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Christina L. Runge
    Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Michael E. Widlansky
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Financial Disclosure: David R. Friedland is Chief, Professor and Vice-Chairman at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Christina L. Runge is an Associate Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Michael E. Widlansky is an Associate Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
    Financial Disclosure: David R. Friedland is Chief, Professor and Vice-Chairman at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Christina L. Runge is an Associate Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Michael E. Widlansky is an Associate Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: David R. Friedland has previously published in the subject area. Christina L. Runge has previously published in the subject area. Michael E. Widlansky has previously published in the subject area.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: David R. Friedland has previously published in the subject area. Christina L. Runge has previously published in the subject area. Michael E. Widlansky has previously published in the subject area.×
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Article   |   November 01, 2014
Cardiovascular Health and Hearing Health
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, November 2014, Vol. 18, 35-43. doi:10.1044/hhd18.2.35
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, November 2014, Vol. 18, 35-43. doi:10.1044/hhd18.2.35

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading killer in the United States and worldwide. While gains have been made in preventing death in those over 65 years, little progress has been made in identifying younger individuals with increased risk of poor cardiovascular outcomes. Function of the inner ear is proving to be a barometer of overall health and a biomarker of specific age-related disorders. The relationship between specific patterns of adult onset hearing loss and the development of cardiovascular disease is becoming apparent. This review summarizes some of the recent findings and considerations in predicting cardiovascular disease and related health conditions from hearing loss patterns.

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