Hearing loss increases odds of social isolation

Social isolation — especially as we age — increases the risk of numerous mental and physical health challenges, including depression, heart disease, abnormal immune systems, and even dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Social isolation is also a growing epidemic, which is associated with a “reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day.”

One big reason people become socially isolated is because of hearing loss. Often, as hearing becomes challenging, people avoid social, business or transactional situations where interaction is key — and instead choose to withdraw and isolate themselves.

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By Starkey Hearing

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