Consequences of hearing loss


Most people simply associate hearing loss with having a harder time hearing certain sounds. However, the potential impact of hearing loss on a person’s life is far worse than that. Research has shown again and again that untreated hearing loss can have a serious negative impact on psychological, social and emotional well-being.


Untreated hearing loss has been linked to:

    Loneliness and Social Isolation

    Depression

    Anxiety and Paranoia

    Insecurity

    Increased risk of dementia

    Irritability, Stress and Anger

    Reduced Job Performance and Earning Potential

Just as importantly, studies have also shown that these negative consequences are reduced in people who wear hearing aids.

Hearing aid users have:

    Improved social lives

    Better relationships with family members

    Greater independence

    Improved physical health

    Reduced anxiety, emotional instability and depression

    Fewer incidences of confusion

    Increased earning potential



reference: http://fchearing.ca/hearing_loss/consequences_h_l.php


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