But what if I told you that ignoring your hearing loss will do more than simply prevent you from being able to hear a bird chipping or the ding of the microwave?
Fortunately for you, that is where hearing aids come in. The use of them to treat hearing loss has been linked to a number of positive outcomes.
Below are the benefits most patients in Manchester, New Hampshire and throughout the country experience when they finally decide to seek treatment for their hearing loss with the use of hearing aids.
Improved Emotional Well-BeingPeople who treat their hearing loss have also been shown to have higher quality of life and self-esteem than those who do not seek treatment.
Individuals who treat their hearing loss are able to overcome their reliance on others and reenter the world, thus regaining their sense of control.
This also leads to reduced periods of social isolation as well are longer-lasting and healthier relationships.
Improved General HealthIndividuals who treat their hearing loss see an improvement in their sense of balance and a decrease in their feelings of:
Improved Professional SuccessPatients with untreated hearing loss often find it hard to concentrate, especially when communicating with others. This can lead to reduced job performance and less monetary compensation.
Patients with untreated hearing loss also find it hard to learn new things, as new studies have come out showing that hearing loss can lead to problems storing new information.
The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) recently came out with a study that provides new evidence about the importance of hearing aids.
The study surveyed a total of 2,000 patients with hearing loss. Of those surveyed, 82 percent indicated they would recommend hearing aids to their friends and 70 percent reported that their ability to communicate had improved.
The study also concluded up to a third of patients saw improvements in their:
- Sense of humor
- Mental health
- Emotional health
- Physical health
- Sense of safety
- Feelings about self
- Sense of independence
- Work relationships