Positive Impact of Hearing Aids

It would seem that hearing is a second-rate sense when compared to vision in our visually oriented modern society. People with hearing loss delay a decision to get hearing help because they are unaware of the fact that receiving early treatment for hearing loss has the potential to literally transform their lives.

Research by the National Council on the Aging of more than 2,000 people with hearing loss as well as their significant others demonstrated that hearing aids are associated with impressive improvements in the social, emotional, psychological, and physical well-being of people with hearing loss categories from mild to severe. Specifically, hearing aid usage is positively related to improve:

  • Earning Power
  • Communication in relationships
  • Intimacy and warmth in family relationships
  • Ease in communication
  • Emotional stability
  • Sense of control over life events
  • Perception of mental function
  • Physical health
  • Group social participation

Hearing Loss Treatment Was Shown To Reduce:

  • Discrimination toward the person with the hearing loss
  • Hearing loss compensation behaviors (i.e. pretending to hear)
  • Anger and frustration in relationships
  • Depression and depressive symptoms
  • Feelings of paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Social phobias
  • Self-criticism

If you’re struggling with mild, moderate or severe hearing loss, consider all the treatments of hearing aids described above. Hearing aids provide a positive change to many lives.