#HearingFactFriday: Treating hearing loss is good for relationships

What Aristotle said is true: “Man is by nature a social animal.” Social interactions are integral to the events we go to (think sports, concerts, fairs and parties, etc.), our worship services, most jobs and, of course, our relationships with friends and family. 

Untreated hearing loss is no friend to social interaction. In fact, it’s proven to be a precursor to the opposite — social isolation — as people who gradually lose their hearing frequently pull back from activities where hearing plays a key role. The result can lead to strain in relationships.

Is it any wonder, then, that people who treat hearing loss with hearing aids say it has a positive effect on relationships? If social interaction is integral to relationships, and effortless hearing helps enable social interaction, it only makes sense.

Don’t let hearing loss strain your relationships. Find a hearing professional in your area and start treating it today.

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By Starkey Hearing