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Hearing Loss & Depression

11.4% of adults with hearing loss have reported moderate to severe depression

When left untreated, hearing loss can have a negative effect on your mental health. Losing your hearing ability can drastically impact the way you interact with others. It can also put you at a greater risk for developing mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression.

Untreated hearing loss can cause you to:

  • Frequently repeat yourself

  • Feel embarrassed of not hearing information

  • Avoid social gatherings

  • Spend less time with family and friends

Hearing Aids Can Help

If you are experiencing negative feelings due to hearing loss, there is a solution. Hearing aids can give you the confidence to rejoin the conversation and interact with your loved ones again.

Call a hearing health professional today to schedule your appointment for a hearing screening and to learn more about the connection between hearing loss and mental health.

Try an Online Hearing Screener to Get Started

RHSC Hearing Loss & Depression Handout_April 2023_Hearing Today
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