Hearing loss can be a slippery slope. Research has shown — and it’s not difficult to understand why — people with hearing loss slowly become socially isolated. They minimize interaction with others, avoid social events, and often choose to be detached and alone. This experience can lead to increased feelings of anxiety, paranoia and depression.
By simply helping a person move from hearing loss to hearing gain, a hearing professional can potentially stop this cascade of negative effects. By fitting hearing aids that encourage a person to pursue activities without impediment, you can profoundly and positively impact their quality of life. Download this Take 5 detailing research on hearing loss’s effects on mental health, and check out and share our recent blog giving patients 11 Reasons to Get a Hearing Test.