Health and happiness are two sides of human life that are firmly interconnected. Without one, there will be no second. Unfortunately, today a healthy person who has lived a long and happy life is a rarity.
This is due to constant stress, problems at home and work, an unhealthy lifestyle, which leads to various diseases, including hearing loss.
According to statistics, hearing issues are very common among US residents. However, not all people with such problems understand the seriousness of their disease and do not always seek help. Most of them think that the situation will not worsen. But is it so?
Is it true that hearing issues ruin a person’s life?
Researches show that hearing loss is not only a medical problem but also a psychological and social one. Hearing loss directly affects both your overall health and the quality of life and level of happiness. Unfortunately, the patient cannot immediately notice the problem. Precious time is lost when the right treatment can restore lost hearing. Over time, the patient can even get used to new living conditions and not seek help. As a result, the side effects of hearing loss appear, such as:
Problems with attention
Deterioration of mental health
Problems with relationships with loved ones
In some cases, hearing loss can be not only an unpleasant disorder but also the first symptom of a life-threatening disease. Research shows that hearing loss is associated with cardiovascular disease.
Hearing loss, especially among older adults, can lead to cognitive decline. The memory, attention, spatial orientation, mental activity, speech, as well as the ability to reason, can deteriorate. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins University showed that people with hearing loss had a 40% decrease in cognitive function than their peers without this disorder! The figure perfectly demonstrates how much hearing loss adversely affects the quality of everyday life.
Particular attention should be paid to reducing spatial orientation. It leads to a significant increase in the risk of falling and causing serious and dangerous injuries. Older adults must take this seriously. According to research, they fall 3 times more often than people with normal hearing or those that use hearing aids. Only timely treatment and the use of modern hearing devices can avoid most of these problems.
Why is better hearing the key to a happy life?
We all want to hear the first words of our grandchildren, the success stories of our children and loved ones. Therefore, long and happy life is the desire and goal of most people. How can we achieve it in such a difficult time?
The longest documented study of Harvard University Medical School, which lasted over 75 years, revealed an incredible fact. Observations were carried out on 200 men throughout their lives. Scientists have concluded that the most significant factor affecting their longevity is the presence of significant relationships. It is the ability to have such a relationship that directly affects our health and happiness, and in turn, life expectancy. Unfortunately, it would be very difficult to achieve when someone has a hearing loss.
Hearing loss is the loss of loved ones
Romantic, friendly, and close family relationships are all significant relationships, which come down to the ability to communicate and understand the desires and needs of both people. The most important aspect of such relationship is the ability to communicate with those we love and care about! It is important not only to share our thoughts and feelings but also to be able to hear the thoughts and feelings of our loved ones. Therefore, hearing loss can become an inseparable border between loved ones, turning relationships into forced and disappointing ones. In such cases, emotional tension arises between people, which can develop into serious disagreements and even lead to a breakdown. It is very important that a loved one can hear you!
Good hearing is a good social relationship
Hearing issues have a negative impact not only on relationships between people. A person with hearing loss may feel isolated from society. After all, he takes less and less part in general conversations and jokes, various discussions and professional conversations. Ultimately, such a person decides that it makes no sense to attend public meetings, meetings of friends and so on. Why go to an event if you cannot be part of a conversation or general fun.
To avoid psychological, social problems and maintain the health of your loved ones, you just need to ask for help. Better hearing will solve the arising difficulties and help return a person to a full and happy family and social life!
How not to lose touch with your loved ones and the world?
The lack of timely treatment for hearing loss can lead to serious consequences that negatively affect all aspects of human life. Over time, they cause irreversible personality changes, which can destroy the family and make a person an outcast of society. At Audiology Island, we help restore the ability to hear and communicate with people who love you! Each hearing loss is unique. Therefore, the first step in creating a better and happier life is to get a full Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation. We are highly qualified to test your hearing and pride ourselves on following the best practices! Our experts will conduct a comprehensive consultation after the diagnosis. You and your family will receive complete information about the type and the degree of your hearing loss, the possibility of hearing restoration, including the use of hearing aids. When prescribing hearing aids, we take into account many personal factors of the patient, including the type of disorder and lifestyle. This helps us to choose the most suitable device for each person.
At Audiology Island, your health and happiness are our priority!
About Dr Stella Fulman
Dr. Stella Fulman, AU.D., CCC-A received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Audiology from Brooklyn College in 2004 and her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University in 2008. [ Learn More ]