Mental decline is affected by hearing loss

There are five senses recognized commonly by humans. If any one of these senses begins to decline, it affects the quality of life greatly. When a person begins to experience hearing loss, it affects their mental acuity. According to the National Institute of Health, “Approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 has difficulty hearing. But some people may not want to admit they have trouble hearing. Older people who can’t hear well may become depressed or may withdraw from others to avoid feeling frustrated or embarrassed about not understanding what is being said. Sometimes older people are mistakenly thought to be confused, unresponsive, or uncooperative because they don’t hear well.”


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