Loading EarQ.com

Hearing Loss and Depression: Protecting your Hearing Health Could also Protect your Mental Health

According to the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), unaddressed hearing loss is linked with depression. A recent study examined the psychological and social profiles of working adults between the ages of 35 and 55. According to the study, participants with unaddressed hearing loss were more likely to have depression, anxiety, and interpersonal sensitivity.

Nearly 40 million Americans suffer from hearing loss, 60% of which are in the workforce. With hearing loss such a common and serious issue, it is not only recommended that all adults have their hearing checked annually, but that if hearing loss is discovered, a professional solution is sought out immediately to ensure one’s overall health.

Studies show that those who seek solutions for their hearing loss experience fewer depressive symptoms, greater social engagement, and improved quality of life.

BHI stresses the importance of hearing loss prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in order to prevent resulting symptoms such as depression.

To learn more, click here.

 

Share this:
Relaxing

You may also be interested in:

 

Sign Up for Hearing Healthcare News
EarQ's monthly newsletter gives you helpful information on developments and fun facts about hearing healthcare and EarQ. We also include special offers, so be sure to keep an eye on your email inbox for the EarQ newsletter each month.

 

 

Welcome, customer!
Find nearest EarQ Provider
800.338.0705
SHOW MENU
Like EarQ on Facebook Follow EarQ on Twitter Follow EarQ on Pinterest Follow EarQ on LinkedIn
ZagThere are hundreds of EarQ providers nationwide. Find the one closest to you!