Did you HEAR that?!

Everyone is laughing...and you missed it. 

Missing social cues keeps you from feeling like you're

part of the group.  These kinds of problems can lead to

social isolation.      

I know what you're thinking: What does isolation have to do with my hearing?

The answer is: everything

That's right.  If you can't hear your friends and family well you will slowly start to disengage.  You may choose to stay home instead of going out to dinner at that noisy restaurant or skip seeing that great new movie because you can't hear in the movie theater. 

Research from Psychologist John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago - who has been tracking the effects of loneliness on health - has found loneliness:

- increases stress (and consequently, your blood pressure)
- decreases the quality of your sleep
- increases your risk of depression (and consequently, your risk of suicide)

In other words, we are social beings.  There are some serious consequences when we don't get enough quality interaction with others.  

What can you do about it? 

The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) interviewed over 2,000 individuals with hearing difficulties and their families.  They found that those who used amplification were more likely to engage in meaningful social relationships and less likely to feel depressed.

You don't have to miss the punch line of another joke.  If you are concerned your hearing may be getting in the way of the important relationships in your life, give us a call!  We would be happy to evaluate your hearing and talk about some fantastic new solutions that can really help!


Call us at (401) 585-5439 or Contact Us  


Information taken from the American Academy of Audiology and Psychology Today:
https://www.audiology.org/publications-resources/document-library/untreated-hearing-loss-linked-depression-social-isolation
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/200307/the-dangers-lonelinessType your paragraph here.

Hearing Loss and Social Isolation

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Cranston, RI 02910

Call Us:  (401) 585-5439

By:  Sara Carnevale Fearon, AuD

Posted June 25, 2018

Did you HEAR that?!