Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions to affect aging adults. Hearing impairment can happen to anyone, at any age, including newborn babies. Communication and exchange of information is an important part of our every day lives. Having a hearing loss can significantly impact a person’s ability to communicate with others, and lead to a reduced quality of life. As older adults are living longer there is an increased number of individuals that are living with hearing loss. It is important to understand the impact of hearing loss on quality of life. According to the National Council on Aging, more than 2,000 people with hearing loss, as well as their significant others, were able to demonstrate that hearing aid technology and hearing instruments are associated with improvement in emotional, social and physical well-being of people with hearing loss ranging from mild to severe.
If you would like to hear what you are missing and schedule with one of our professionals, please call 216-444-6691.
Hearing aid technology and treatment of hearing loss has been shown to reduce:
- Social withdrawal
- Depression and depressive symptoms
- Self criticism
- Panic disorders
- Social phobias
- Difficulty concentrating, especially when communicating with others
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