#HearingFactFriday: There can be a domino effect with hearing loss

For everyone out there who thinks that a little bit of hearing loss is no big deal, our weekly Hearing Fact Fridays often warn against that perception. Today’s does, that’s for sure.

It’s also illustrative of the cascading effects of hearing loss. Hearing loss typically happens so gradually, that the person with the loss doesn’t realize or admit they have it — which is where the “it’s no big deal” thought comes from.

But the effects of hearing loss creep up, even if it’s not obvious.

You start socializing less. You don’t go out as much. You avoid situations where hearing plays a big role. That, then, leads to exclusion from communication, which leads to loneliness, frustration, and isolation. And experts around the globe agree that social isolation is a huge risk factor for dementia. It’s like a domino effect.

That’s why many of those same experts recommend you treat hearing loss early, and don’t wait for it to become a bigger issue.

Not sure where to start? We can help. Call 1-888-908-1845 or click here to find a hearing healthcare professional near you. Then, schedule a consultation to test your hearing and discuss your options going forward. 


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