By TammyWhite
3 years ago

Can you hear me?

Hearing loss can have several consequences. Reactions vary from one individual to another, but most people with hearing impairment experience social, psychological and physical problems as a result of hearing loss.

The untreated hearing loss is mainly the one that generates many of these problems. Psychological consequences range from shame and concentration problems to depression and low self-esteem. The physical consequences can vary from headaches and muscle tension to stress and increased blood pressure. Likewise, untreated hearing loss also causes social consequences such as isolation and communication problems.

Hearing loss not only has individual consequences
In Europe, untreated hearing loss costs 213 billion euros per year. Depending on the degree of hearing loss, the social cost varies from 2,200 to 11,000 euros per person per year. These figures do not include loss of income and loss in collection of taxes due to unemployment or early retirement due to hearing loss.

It is known that untreated hearing loss can result in negative psychological effects for the hearing impaired person.

The most common psychological consequences include:

Shame, guilt and anger
Concentration problems
Sadness or depression
Worry and frustration
Anxiety and distrust
Self-criticism and low self-esteem / self-confidence
Untreated hearing loss can also make the person easily irritated and less tolerant of others. Some people may even become paranoid.

For many people who suffer from untreated hearing loss it can be very difficult to participate in social activities, even within the family itself. Untreated hearing loss can cause social problems. Some common social problems include:

Isolation and seclusion
Loss of attention
Distraction / Lack of concentration
Problems at work - they may have to leave work / retire
Problems in participating in social life and reduction of social activity
Communication problems with your spouse, friends and relatives
Communication problems with children and grandchildren
Loss of privacy
Sexual problems

According to the 'Breaking the sound barrier' study of the RNID (National Real Institute for the Deaf) in 1999, 71% of the deaf and hearing impaired feel isolated due to hearing loss. The RNID also found that 39% avoided meetings with new people and that 91% had difficulties to function in public places.

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