Effects of Hearing Loss
Mental Health and Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can bring social isolation, depression, anxiety, memory issue anger, frustration and paranoia. The degree of these issues increases with the severity length of untreated hearing loss.
Income and Hearing Loss
People with untreated hearing loss may lose up to $30,000 in annual income, have higher unemployment rates and fewer opportunities for advancement.
Memory and Hearing Loss
Adults with untreated hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and memory recall. Degraded hearing can force the brain to devote too much energy compensating for hearing loss.
Falling and Hearing Loss
Studies show that those with just a mild hearing loss are three times more likely to experience falls.
Dementia and Hearing Loss
Dementia is more likely to develop over time for those with untreated hearing loss.
Hearing Loss & Aging Well
Cognitive processing deficits brought on by aging can be greatly reduced by treating hearing loss with use of hearing aids. Hearing better enriches life and relationships.
Proven reasons why to hear better is to live better include:
- Brings back enjoyment of life – staying connected to others.
- Ease of participation in group conversations – no longer outside looking in.
- Decreases stress in relationships caused by hearing difficulties.
- Prevents isolation.
- Increase in brain function – the more the brain is stimulated, the healthier the brain is.
- Higher task and work productivity. Hearing better slows down onset of fatigue.
- Hearing well keeps you at the top of your game.