The Impact Hearing Loss
Has on Your Overall Health
Depression & Anxiety
Untreated hearing loss often leads to depression and anxiety. 30% of patients with severe hearing loss who do not wear hearing devices report feelings of depression, compared with 22% of hearing device users.
Cognition & Brain Health
Studies show a strong link between untreated hearing loss and a decline in cognitive ability. This increases the risk of dementia, especially in older patients.
Individuals with untreated hearing loss frequently experience social withdrawal and isolation, well-established risk factors for depression and cognitive decline.
Diabetes & Hearing Loss
People with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss and those with pre-diabetes are 30% more likely. Researchers believe the high blood sugar levels associated with diabetes may damage the nerves and blood vessels in the inner ear, leading to hearing loss.
Early diagnosis and treatment can help minimize health issues proven to be associated with hearing loss.
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