Side effects of hearing loss
Hearing Loss Hurts
Even a slight hearing loss can have a negative impact on the ability to work, socialise and enjoy life. Research on people with hearing loss and their families and friends has shown that hearing plays a significant factor in a person’s social, emotional and physical well-being.
Early detection of hearing loss is essential to reduce these problems.
Social Isolation, Depression and Other Effects
People with hearing loss can have difficulty participating in everyday life. They may mistake words in a conversation, misunderstand directions or warnings or leave a phone or doorbell unanswered.
People who cannot hear well may become depressed or withdrawn from others to avoid feeling frustrated or embarrassed about not understanding what is being said. Some of the side effect of hearing loss may include:
• Avoidance or withdrawal from social situations
Many people suffer unnecessarily with their hearing ability. They may have difficulty facing the fact that they have some hearing loss and they are not sure of what steps to take to tackle the problem.
Fortunately, in many cases, treatment of hearing loss can be resolved easily. If you or a family member suspects a hearing loss, the first step toward relief is to talk to us at justHear, we have plenty of information, magazines and you can even book a hearing evaluation with our network of Hearing Care Professionals.
Memory Problems and Other Cognitive Effects
As we grow older, forgetfulness and other effects of hearing loss might actually be mistaken for dementia? Research shows that the ability to think and is diminished when the brain is working overtime to communicate. Symptoms of cognitive decline may in fact be symptoms of hearing loss.
Financial Consequences and Other Career Effects
Missing important information in meetings or responding inappropriately may be seen by colleagues as a performance related issue rather than hearing impairment. Untreated hearing loss can also affect your ability to perform work effectively, which has a negative impact upon overall working ability, opportunity for promotion and perhaps lifelong earning power.
Estimates published in 2006 suggest that £13bn is lost to the UK economy every year through unemployment linked to hearing loss (Shield, 2006).
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