We know from years of medical literature, that hearing loss can lead to a cascade of physiological changes that can impact people physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Physical and Mental Health
Research from John Hopkins has linked hearing loss to dementia and cognitive decline. This is likely due to the fact that when we hear our best, we are more engaged, alert, and active in our respective environments. Interestingly, hearing loss affects our perception of space, our warning signals, and leads to individuals withdrawing from social activities. All of these factors leave your physical and mental well-being vulnerable.
When we can hear, there is nothing impeding the sound of our loved ones’ voices, music, the sounds of the wind, or birds chirping. These sounds connect us, inspire us, and set the scene for our memories. Imagine hearing the melody of life and it is then suddenly taken away from you. This is where a lot of emotional harm can be done.