Studies have found that hearing aid users have a better quality of life. Survey participants also said that people with hearing aids tend to be less depressed and less exhausted in the evening. Additionally, hearing aid users sleep better, according to the research. A scientific evaluation of numerous studies shows that the use of hearing aids significantly increases the quality of life of hearing-impaired people. The results of the studies show remarkable similarities.
Here's how hearing aids can affect the quality of life:
Hearing aids improve the overall quality of life for most hearing aid users. Hearing aid users are healthier overall than hearing impaired people who do not use devices. Hearing aid users are thought by their loved ones to have better cognitive abilities and are considered less introverted than hearing impaired people who do not use devices.
Wearers experience the greatest benefits of hearing aids through a better social life, participation in group activities, and good family relationships. Hearing aid users are more confident, have better self-esteem, and can communicate better. This gives them more confidence overall than hearing impaired people who do not use devices. Hearing aids help prevent psychological decline despite hearing loss Hearing aids can prevent loss of social contact and counteract emotional and communication problems.
Hearing aid users are more likely to participate in social activities than hearing impaired people who do not use devices. Hearing aids have a positive impact on emotional life, and hearing aid users are generally more open-minded and less negative in their interactions with others than hearing impaired people who do not use devices.
Hearing impaired people are less socially active
Hearing loss affects the social life of older people and their interaction with others in general. Older people who have problems with hearing also have difficulty participating in social activities and events. This is the finding of Finnish studies that examined the relationship between hearing loss and the frequency of social activities among older people.
The studies show that older people with hearing problems are less likely to participate in activities with their friends than people without hearing problems. This is because group activities are often difficult with hearing loss, as conversations in noisy environments are often very stressful or even unintelligible.
When older people are less socially active, their quality of life decreases. The elderly stated that their hearing problems are the cause that they are not able to live their lives the way they would like to.
Hearing impaired sharpen other senses
The studies surveyed 848 people aged 75-90. About half reported having difficulty when talking to a person in a noisy environment. One in ten reported having very great difficulty in these situations. The studies point to prevention and treatment interventions to encourage more social activities among people with hearing problems. Hearing impaired people tend to compensate with other senses. Therefore, it is especially important to engage in face-to-face conversation. This facilitates lip reading and thus participation in social activities.
Hearing aid users have a better quality of life
Hearing aids would have a particularly positive effect on communication, participation in group activities, and relationships at home. In addition, the devices would give a sense of security.
Less depressed According to the surveys, people with hearing loss who use hearing aids are less depressed than those without hearing aids. Less exhausted in the evening Hearing aid users are also less exhausted in the evening hours than people with untreated hearing loss, according to the study. Hearing aid users sleep better Respondents also said that people who use hearing aids sleep better than people with untreated hearing loss.
Hearing aid users answered "yes" to the question of whether they were satisfied with the quality of their night's sleep more often than study participants who had severe untreated hearing loss. Do not make fun of hearing aids 89% of study participants with hearing aids feel that no one makes fun of their hearing aid. However, 35% of those with untreated hearing loss said they feared they would be made fun of because of a hearing aid.