#HearingFactFriday: Hearing loss can lead to exclusion from communication

People with hearing loss — and their loved ones — often share with us the many sorrows of hearing loss. One of the most common is the feeling of exclusion — that feeling of being left out of conversations, activities or get togethers all because communication is so hard.

Loved ones, too, notice, and you hear things like “He’s hasn’t been his usual self,” or “She’s withdrawn and sits by herself at family parties.”

The World Health Organization knows this is a problem, as exclusion can quickly lead to social isolation and loneliness, which are common risk factors for cognitive decline and dementia.

Luckily, it’s a solvable problem. Hearing aids can help most people with hearing loss communicate more easily and stay a part of conversations and social activities.

Try hearing aids risk-free for 30 days and see for yourself.

Not sure where to start? Just call 1-888-908-1845 or click here and we’ll help you locate a local hearing care professional who can get your trial month started.

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By Starkey Hearing