Have you started feeling more anxious or sad?
Untreated hearing loss is associated with social isolation and loneliness.
Anxiety and depression are 4x greater among people with hearing loss.
The use of hearing aids can stimulate the brain and help people remain engaged in activities that are mentally challenging, providing benefits for brain health.
If you have a personal history or a family history of mental health issues, it is all the more important that you be proactive, in order to reduce the onset of mental health issues. Communication is key. Be sure to discuss your mental wellbeing and hearing health with not only your Audiologist but also any mental health professional as well.