Thursday, January 1, 2015

Can using hearing aids reduce stress?

Lack of communication is stressful - not just for the person with hearing difficulty but also for others.  Hearing loss and its communication challenges effect everyone.  A “bad hearing day” for someone with hearing problems can mean fatigue, frustration, even anger and depression.  The added frustration and annoyance of those talking to the person with hearing loss can further breakdown communication.
Among the most significant factors in the Quality of Life Index are health, family and community.  Good communication impacts all of these in a positive way.  People with hearing problems who use hearing instruments are healthier physically, emotionally and mentally.  They are more engaged with family and have a more active social life.  They are more successful at connecting with the community thru easier communication with family, friends, neighbors, shop clerks etc.
Another area of importance is work.  Many of us have stressful jobs.  Hearing problems can cause challenging communication situations at work adding to the stress.  Stress can reduce job satisfaction, job performance and overall energy levels.  People who use hearing instruments at work communicate easier with co-workers, supervisors and clients, and earn up to $25,000 more a year. 
There is much to gain by using hearing instruments including reduced stress.  Start with an audiologic (hearing) evaluation.  With those results, we will be able to assess the effects of hearing loss on your life and find the best hearing solution for you.  

Life sounds great!  Enjoy every moment!

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