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If you’re suffering from hearing loss, there is a chance you are also suffering from loneliness, social isolation, or even depression. Hearing loss has the potential to isolate individuals if they don’t seek early treatment to prevent worsening issues.

From time to time, we all experience difficulty hearing or understanding what someone has said to us. Imagine how frustrating that can be when you don’t quite hear the latest gossip, or you miss the punchline to the joke. Now imagine if you struggle to hear your friends or family members more often than not. You can feel like you’re missing every punchline in every conversation. It can be frustrating to the point of isolating. In fact, some research suggests that hearing loss can have one of the greatest negative impacts on quality of life in comparison to other chronic conditions.

Hearing aids have the potential to improve quality of life in hearing loss sufferers. Not only are they able to hear conversations and fully engage so their relationships improve, but a slew of other symptoms can also see improvement, such as better sleep and less depression. People also note less physical and mental exhaustion and improved memory. Some studies show that some hearing loss is associated with a sedentary lifestyle, or one that includes far less physical activity than is the norm. Reasons cited are that there could be issues with balance or fear due to the struggle to hear what is going around near them. Simply being able to hear clearly with hearing aids has the power to improve all these symptoms.

There are a variety of styles of hearing aids to suit every wearer. Some can even connect via Bluetooth so that phone calls can be heard directly through the hearing aid. Hearing aids don’t just help in one-on-one conversations. They can help individuals hear one-on-one settings with unwanted background noise. Sleek designs mean hearing aids go unnoticed by unknowing passersby.

For the hearing impaired, quality of life and happiness can increase greatly with hearing aids.