Hearing loss can have a significant impact on our emotional, physical and mental well being. Those with hearing loss are likely to experience a number of emotions. Often, the frustration and embarrassment of being unable to hear and understand conversation may lead to withdrawal and isolation from small and large group situations.
Concentration and active listening can also be very tiring, contributing to fatigue. This becomes a vicious cycle: If we are fatigued, it is difficult to pay attention, which results in understanding even less of what is being said, causing anxiety and physical tension. This type of exhaustion can often lead to depression.
It is very important to recognize these implications of hearing loss.
Life Sounds Great! Enjoy every moment!
Jane M. Kukula, AuD
Paula G. Webster, M.A.
Advanced Audiology Concepts, Inc.
8897 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060