It should come as no surprise that hearing loss can result in anxiety and feelings of isolation if left untreated. But there are other consequential side effects that are less obvious or well known.
Fatigue — Research shows that, with untreated hearing loss, the sheer effort it takes to communicate can cause fatigue, as the person needs to concentrate harder to participate in conversations.
Earning Power — Studies by the Better Hearing Institute show that people with untreated hearing loss lose up to $30,000 annually, depending on their degree of hearing loss.
Dementia — A study by John Hopkins reports that seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing.
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With today’s advances in hearing science and technology, there’s no longer a reason to let hearing loss affect you or those you care about the most. To learn more about signs of hearing loss and treatment, or to arrange for a comprehensive audiologicalfree hearing screening, simply go to our Contact Us page and submit your information. We will be in touch to schedule your free appointment.
Patricia Larson Shields, AuD FAAA MACCCSP/L is a doctor of audiology with her degree from The School of Audiology of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in February, 2003. She has been in business in Mitchell, SD since September, 1991.