The Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss

November 12, 2018

There are many reasons why older Americans should be tested and treated for hearing loss – some less apparent while other are more serious. According to a study released by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), untreated hearing loss has been linked to depression and social isolation in older adults. NCOA published the results of a survey of over 2,300 hearing impaired adults 50 years of age or older and found that compared with hearing aid users, those with untreated hearing loss were more likely to report depression and

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