Hearing loss can have a significant effect on your quality of life. Among older adults with hearing loss, commonly reported problems include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • An often false sense that others are angry with you

Unfortunately, most people affected by hearing loss live with these difficulties for years before seeking treatment — or never seek treatment at all. This may also cause lasting problems for those who love you, if you try to cope by denying your hearing loss or withdrawing from social interactions.

Sep. 05, 2014

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