Feelings of Isolation during the Holidays due to Hearing Loss
It’s the holiday season, and many people have or will be attending gatherings with friends and family. For some, this also means lots of shopping, cooking or traveling. For others, the holiday season can cause feelings of isolation and loneliness. Those who suffer from hearing loss and have not addressed it, are at a higher risk of these feelings.
Studies connect untreated hearing loss to depression, loneliness, and stress which can increase during the holiday season. If you experience hearing loss, holiday gatherings may be awkward or challenging when you attempt to communicate with others. You may even avoid parties all-together, which leads to even more depression, loneliness and stress which causes a vicious cycle. They may feel inadequate, isolated and unhappy. This is mainly the case when someone refuses to recognize their hearing loss, and they are actively hiding their hearing loss or faking their hearing abilities.
Enjoy your life, and the company of others again
Do not give up hope on hearing again. Here are seven tips to address your hearing loss so you can enjoy this holiday season:
If you, or a loved one, suffer from hearing loss be an advocate to yourself or that loved one.
If you believe that you, or someone in your life, may benefit from a hearing aid, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a free hearing screening and consultation. We offer a wide variety of hearing aids that can be customized to handle your personal needs.