The effects of hearing loss

Research shows that hearing loss can have a significant impact on an individual’s social, financial and mental well-being.

In children, hearing loss or hearing impairment can result in:

  •  Delayed development skills (particularly speech and language development)
  • Learning difficulties
  • Problems at school
  • Social isolation/anti-social behaviour

In adults, the effects of hearing loss include:

  • Depression
  • Social isolation
  • Shame or embarrassment
  • Falling confidence or low self-esteem
  • Stress (e.g. not hearing information during important meetings at work)
  • Job loss
  • Tiredness/fatigue (extra effort is required to concentrate on what is being said)
  • Frustration, disagreements and relationship strain

A visit to Northside Audiology can help overcome the tremendous impact that hearing loss or hearing impairment can have on your social, financial and mental well-being; and give you back your quality of life.