- Those socialising struggles. Straining to hear conversations, especially when in a group setting can have serious social ramifications such as social withdrawal which contributes to feelings of isolation and depression.
- Friction with relationships can affect your day to day life. Loved ones getting frustrated they don’t feel heard. Communication breakdown in relationships. Family getting fed up and frustrated. Often the family say it impacts them just as much as the one suffering with hearing loss. If you want a more meaningful and close bond remember communication is key.
- Studies highlight evidence that hearing loss is associated with higher risk of cognitive decline and memory loss conditions.
- You may feel irritable, frustrated and your mental health can really suffer. This impacts your overall health.
- Have trouble understanding people when you cannot see their faces. Relying on visual cues too much can be extremely exhausting.
- Scientifically what happens to us if we don’t take action is our nerves in our ear don’t get the adequate stimulation they need to work, the longer you go without wearing hearing aids, the less stimulation you get and the worse your speech discrimination will become. Unfortunately, once the nerve is affected, there is no way to reverse it. Just like exercising a muscle if you don’t use it you’ll lose it. Wearing hearing aids will ensure that your hearing nerves and your brain are getting the accurate stimulation to keep functioning.
- Can be a major safety problem. You may not hear a car especially some very quiet engine cars around today. Also not hearing intruders which could make you more vulnerable in certain situations. Things like footsteps, knocks at the door, alert beeps, window smashing, doors opening can be difficult to hear.
- Missing beautiful environmental sounds such as waves crashing, birds singing, pitter patter of raindrops, flowing rivers and leaves rustling in the wind. Life’s ambient sounds help relax us and make us more present.
If you are struggling with hearing loss and think it’s time to take action we would love to help. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.