The breakdown of communication that is often experienced due to hearing loss can affect an individual’s ability to socially engage. Consequently, untreated hearing loss can lead to reduced social activity, social isolation, lower levels of self-esteem, loneliness, and reduced quality of life.
Untreated hearing loss has also been associated with increased rates of anxiety, depression, poor mental health and lower life expectancy.
If you think that your hearing loss, or your loved ones hearing loss, might be affecting social or emotional well-being, it is time to visit your local Lions Hearing Clinic. Talk to our qualified audiologist about how you are feeling and get on top of those hearing blues today.
Hear Well. Live Well.
Find more on Dr Bec Bennett’s research https://www.earscience.org.au/lions-hearing-clinic/impact-of-hearing-loss