In this blog, we’ve discussed the various connections between our hearing health and overall health/well-being. Here, we'll be focusing on age-related hearing loss and depression.
Hearing Loss Studies and Conclusion
A study on depression in adults of Hispanic descent (aged 50+) discovered that symptoms of clinical depression were connected to hearing loss. The more serious a person’s hearing loss was, the more likely they were to experience depression. Another study associated hearing loss to higher risks of depression.
These studies led to the conclusion that hearing loss treatment may reduce risks of depression later in life.
Results of this study are parallel to what many hearing aid users attest to: they feel better and happier when they are able to hear others clearer, and participate more in life. Conversations are less of a struggle and they have more energy that’s not drained due to listening fatigue.
Being able to hear at an optimal level allows you to forge better relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and communicate easier with anyone that you may encounter in your day to day life.
If you or a loved one are having trouble with hearing, get started on your journey towards better hearing with our specialists at Pure Sound Hearing.