It is easy to take the gift of hearing for granted. Hearing supports connections to the world and people around us. Good hearing supports confidence at work and with family, and it helps people engage in the joys of living. Since we often pay little attention to the cacophony of background sounds of daily living,
Holiday family gatherings are a time when it can become evident that someone has trouble hearing. A family member with untreated haring loss may feel forced to choose between not understanding conversations or not participating in celebrations at all. Family members may notice typical signs of hearing loss such as: Needing the television volume loud.
Even though hearing loss is the 3rd most common health issue for Americans, some people initially delay seeking a solution because they still reject the notion that they have a hearing deficit. Their negative psychological reactions upon receiving a formal diagnosis may include: Denial. If your hearing has declined gradually, you may have trouble believing
Untreated hearing loss is a contributing factor in the development of dementia. Researchers have not only found strong correlations between the two, but they also believe that treating hearing loss early, staying mentally active, and maintaining strong social connections all can help lower risks of cognitive decline. Untreated hearing loss burdens cognitive functioning. The less