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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
  • 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