The Consequences of Hearing Loss

  • June 01, 2017
The Consequences of Hearing Loss

Hearing health is essential to ensure a high quality of life. When we do not take care of our hearing or begin to lose it, it can put a strain on our lifestyles. These are some consequences that occur when our hearing begins to fade:

  • Increased risk of falls/hospitalization
    Our hearing allows us to keep our balance. Without that, there is a large increase in the chance of falling, which causes many to end up in the hospital.
  • Impaired memory
    Because the brain is concentrating so hard on trying to hear, it takes away from other areas of brain function. Memory is a function affected by hearing loss, which may eventually lead to conditions like dementia.
  • Mental Fatigue
    Focusing so hard on hearing can be extremely stressful and frustrating, causing the brain to tire out quickly.
  • Decline in social life
    It is extremely hard to actively participate in conversations when it is hard to hear. This can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness.

The good news is that treating hearing loss can improve balance, increase social life participation and the ability to stay mentally and physically active. Hearing loss is not the end of the world if treated properly.

If you or someone you know is experiencing hearing loss, do not suffer. Get the help you need at one of our many clinics and enjoy a quality life.