In a study, it was found that people who suffered high-frequency hearing loss were twice as likely to have heart disease. The link was especially strong among those under the age of 50, who were most likely to have been exposed to loud noises at work. In fact, those with hearing loss in the under 50 age group were four times as likely to experience heart disease. Loud noises cause your body to release stress hormones. Over time, elevated stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline can lead to high blood pressure and heart issues.*
If you work in a noisy environment, be sure to wear proper ear protection. If your home is too noisy, take measures such as putting up heavy curtains and laying down rugs to absorb some sound pollution.
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