The Hidden Issues of Hearing Loss
To people who have never experienced any form of hearing loss, losing one’s hearing may not seem like that big a deal. After all, you can always turn up the television and speak a little louder, right? Actually, there’s more to it than that. There are a number of hidden issues relating to hearing loss. These hidden issues are things others cannot see.
Not being able to hear properly automatically puts one at a disadvantage. It’s simple to understand if you think about it. People without hearing loss don’t tend to think about others with hearing problems because it is not something that crosses their mind. As a result, they don’t consider how their actions might impact others with hearing loss.
Hearing loss can lead to things such as:
- Social Isolation – People with hearing loss can get frustrated in social situations to the point that they stop engaging with others. It’s not unusual for isolation to set in as a result.
- Stress and Anxiety – When hearing loss is accompanied by tinnitus (which is actually quite common), the result can be stress and anxiety. Having to listen to constant ringing in the ear can be more than some people can handle.
- Broken Relationships – Though it is sad to see, there are times when hearing loss drives a wedge between people to the extent that the relationships are broken.
We do what we do at Darroch Hearing Clinics because we know how serious the hidden issues of hearing loss can be. We are here to help you if we can. Please contact us to book your free hearing test or to learn more about our full range of hearing aids and related services. We may be able to improve your hearing.