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Hearing Loss Linked to Depression
Posted by Susan Brown Good, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology on May 19, 2023
Everyone has their reasons for why they do certain things. Big things, like why they follow a particular career path or live in a specific city. And small, like what they’re going to have for dinner or wear to work today.
Most times, the reasons are numerous and nuanced. Other times, it’s a single, simple reason that triggers the decision — like that they have chicken they need to use before it goes bad, or only one clean shirt left because they’re behind on laundry.
Why people decide to finally treat their hearing loss falls somewhere in this spectrum — but is as unique and idiosyncratic to each person as every other decision we make.
Will you choose to treat your hearing loss because you’re tired of missing out, want to live your best life possible, and are hoping your spouse will stop nagging you?
Or, will you treat your hearing loss for a single, simple reason like today’s fact — that you don’t want to increase your chances for depression if you don’t have to? The statistic, based on data analyzed from 35 different studies of people 60 and older, is a compelling reason to at least look into treating hearing loss.
Whatever their reason, millions of people do choose to treat their hearing loss and are glad they did . What will your reason(s) be?
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