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Effects Of Hearing Loss On Everyday Life

Teaser: Hearing loss is an epidemic in the United States, affecting one out of every five people in the country; And for those who leave their hearing loss untreated

Published on 24 March 2014

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by Press Office

(SEOSamba and WireNews)

Fairfax, VA

Hearing loss isn’t just a simple nuisance one has to live with. It affects every area of your life. Here are some of the ways you may be impacted:

Relationships Suffer

People with untreated ​hearing loss tend to shy away from starting new relationships, and often don’t maintain many of the relationships they have. Not being able to follow a conversation, and not feeling understood, makes it hard to connect with people. People with untreated hearing loss often retreat into themselves, rather than continuing to feel misunderstood by those around them. Social isolation is common amongst people with hearing impairment.

Fewer Activities

People with untreated hearing loss are less active than people who wear hearing aids, because they may not be able to enjoy the same activities they used to. Card games, concerts and even some sports become difficult when you can’t hear what’s going around you. Many people with untreated hearing loss simply stop doing the things they used to do, because not being able to hear makes those activities unenjoyably.

Concurrent Health Problems

Hearing impairment often comes with other health conditions. Incidences of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and dementia are higher amongst those with hearing impairment than those without. But because of the difficulty in communication, people with untreated hearing loss are less likely to receive early, or preventative treatment for these conditions, leading to increased health problems.

Safety Concerns

People with untreated hearing loss are at higher risk for accidents than people with hearing aids. Not being able to hear a car horn, someone calling out to you, or a safety alarm, can increase your chances of being harmed in an accident. This is a risk that people with untreated hearing loss live with every day.

Lower Income

Research has shown that people with untreated hearing loss have lower incomes than those who wear hearing aids. People with hearing loss tend not to step up to leadership positions in their companies, and they don’t participate fully in meetings and on committees. Being passed over for a big project or promotion is all too common amongst people who suffer from untreated hearing impairments.

You Can Change This

Hearing loss is highly manageable with regular visits to an audiologist and corrective hearing devices. People with hearing loss can live fully productive lives that include work, friends and activities when they have the right care and the right equipment. Don’t let hearing loss take you away from the people and things you love in your life. Visit a ​professional, experienced audiologists today to help you get the right hearing aids for you, and get you back into the game of life.

The Ascent Audiology & Hearing locations on this website all share the same vision and passion for helping our patients hear better. We are Northern Virginia's top rated audiology practice, offering a complete list of audiology services. We provide advanced hearing solutions that are customized to each patient's individual needs. Everyone has different circumstances and lifestyles, and we strive to find the absolute best solution for your unique situation.

When you visit Ascent Audiology & Hearing, you benefit from our experience, exceptional service and care. We provide a full range of audiology services to accommodate all hearing needs. 

Our Audiologists specialize in:

  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Customized Hearing Aid & Treatment Solutions 
  • Tinnitus Management (Ringing in Ears)
  • Hearing Loss Protection & Prevention
  • Counseling & Personalized Aftercare


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Posted 2014-03-24 08:30:00