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Have you seen the news lately?

There’s an interesting article over at titled…

Beyond Hearing Loss, Noise is an Unspoken Health Threat

Jessica Randall

In this article Jessica explains the realities of hearing loss and how noise-exposure can cause cardiovascular problems, while disrupting sleep, mental well being and performance in school.

Hearing loss is such an underestimated public health threat like pollution and environmental stressors that contribute to chronic disease buildup in the body.

Noise can cause stress which flows directly to your heart as stated by board-certified cardiologist Dr. Rachel Bond, director of women’s heart health, Dignity Health.

Chronic exposure to noise releases stress hormones in our body, which leads to inflammation, which can lead to damaged vessels in the body and increase the risk of heart disease.

Dr. Rachel Bond

Consider how it connects to your life-

With the majority of research on noise and health outcomes occurring in traffic or transportation noise and it’s relation to heart health with a 2021 public policy statement. The American Public Health Association (APHA) includes outdoor power tools sounds, consumer products used for recreation and leisure including blenders and lawnmowers as noise-pollution.

The APHA has assessed that around 145 million Americans may be at risk for hypertension related to noise exposure which puts them at risk.

Dr Bond states that the importance to you is realizing how your zip code affects your overall health.

Head over to to read the article in it’s entirety.

How this article connects to my life-

Hearing-loss is hereditary in my family. When I lost my hearing I had no idea what was happening to me.

I couldn’t focus

I couldn’t stand up straight

My equilibrium was totally destroyed

I held the walls ever step I had to take

It felt as though I had awakened to total silence, weird and frightening all at the same time


It was through annual checkups by my employer that helped me cope and obtain treatment for my condition.

I eventually had the surgery that was necessary to obtain my hearing back in my ear. I have been living with a prosthetic bone in my inner ear for at least 20 years now.

Having my prosthesis placed in my ear has given me a bionic ear accept on the days it may shift and I cannot hear a thing.

I like to call it bionic ear because in its optimal position I function with so much clarity and attention to detail.