Hearing is one of our most important senses. The ability to hear and speak and communicate is essential for maintaining relationships with friends and family. It allows us to engage in conversations, participate in activities and contributes to our overall quality of life.
The impacts of hearing loss are broad and can be profound. Older adults who acquire hearing loss throughout their lives may report feelings of depression. Some individuals who find it difficult to hear in loud areas such as restaurants may begin to avoid attending social events which can contribute to feeling isolated and lonely. It can also affect spouses who can also become frustrated when communication problems arise.
1 in 6 Australians are affected by hearing loss
The most common causes of hearing loss are ageing and excessive exposure to noise
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