Hearing loss can affect quality of life for older adults

Hidden Hearing's (Ireland) Blog

senior man and daughterA U.S. study has revealed that reduced hearing can impede one’s mental and physical quality of life. The research reveals that hearing loss can have very widespread effects and therefore treatment cannot disregard the mental and emotional health of those affected. These findings stress the need to seek immediate treatment and appropriate prevention of hearing impairment.

The study, “The Prevalence of Hearing Impairment and Its Burden on the Quality of Life Among Adults with Medicare Supplement Insurance,” appeared in Quality of Life Research, the official journal of the International Society of Quality of Life Research in the U.S..

It found that hearing impairment can affect mental and physical quality of life to a greater degree than hypertension, osteoporosis or even a stroke. Americans aged 65 and over say that hearing impairment affects their quality of life physically and mentally to a greater degree than hypertension, stroke, osteoporosis, sciatica and…

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