Professional Advice on Treating Hearing Loss in Adelaide

Hearing loss is becoming a problem that more and more people are facing as time goes by. Whether someone’s hearing loss is caused by age or other factors, it can impact a person and their quality of life in several different ways. Read our team’s professional insights on the consequences of hearing loss and why it is important to seek the right treatment and support for it.


Consequences of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a prevalent issue affecting approximately 1 in 6 Australians, with a projected increase to 1 in 4 by 2050. The onset of hearing loss is typically around the age of 55 for men and 62 for women, with age being the most common cause of hearing loss. However, individuals who have had noisy jobs or hobbies are at a higher risk of developing hearing loss earlier in life or to a greater degree. This condition can negatively impact not only the affected individual but also their relationships, lifestyle, and overall well-being.

Psychosocial Effects of Hearing Loss

Research has shown that untreated hearing loss can lead to various psychosocial and physiological effects, including sadness, depression, worry, anxiety, avoidance of difficult listening situations, speech comprehension difficulties, auditory deprivation, and even a higher risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s essential to address hearing loss early, as delaying treatment can lead to increased negative impacts on a person’s life and relationships. Don’t wait to take action if you or a loved one is experiencing hearing loss. Seek the help of a professional to address the issue and improve your quality of life.

Some Documented Physiological Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss

  • Increased speech comprehension difficulties
  • Linked with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Auditory deprivation
  • Accelerated reduction in grey matter volume within the auditory cortex (i.e. brain atrophy)

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