Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hearing loss and withdrawal

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 social 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.
When you recognize someone is beginning to withdraw from social interaction is an indication he/she could be having trouble hearing.  A complete hearing evaluation would answer questions regarding his hearing and the benefit he would receive from use of hearing aids.  It is important to recognize these other implications of hearing loss.

Life sounds great!  Enjoy every moment!

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