the quality of your life changed lately?
anyone experiencing difficulties with hearing, as sound slips away
so does the quality of their life. When conversations become more
difficult to follow and the world begins to go silent, the hearing
impaired suffer far more than just missing out on the latest joke.
In fact, those who have difficulty hearing miss out on more
than just conversation. There are actual measurable social and physical
consequences to untreated hearing loss.
social consequences, studies have shown that people
with hearing loss experience greater sadness, fear, anxiety,
reduction of social activities emotional stability, concentration
problems, depression, and are more likely to develop dementia.
physical consequences, if hearing
loss is not corrected, it can result in measurable physical
issues such as tiredness or fatigue, headaches, vertigo, and
stress. The Center for Disease Control has found higher
blood pressure in people that have untreated hearing loss as
well as the fact that they experience greater difficulty with
basic functional activities such as walking, getting outside,
getting in and out of bed, are more likely to fall, etc.
loved ones can also suffer, watching a previously vibrant person
withdraw from things they used to do and loved doing. Missing
or misunderstanding speech can lead to many problems in the area
of social interaction: people may perceive you as rude, unresponsive,
let hearing loss keep you from enjoying activities with