DON’T IGNORE IT
Untreated hearing loss has far-reaching risk factors, including diminished cognitive function, higher incidents of anxiety and depression and social isolation. However, the stigmatisation of hearing loss can cause people to ignore the first signs of deterioration, and overlook the many ramifications. This is borne out by studies which reveal that people wait 10 years, on average, before they seek help for hearing loss.
If you’re self-conscious about wearing a hearing aid, remember that there are plenty of discreet models on the market, and the technology is becoming more sophisticated each year. Don’t allow the condition to deteriorate further: if you’re experiencing the first signs of hearing loss, be proactive and talk to a qualified audiologist today.