Effects of Hearing Loss on Happiness

shutterstock_181707416We’re all familiar with the concept of hearing loss, many of us don’t consider how it actually makes us feel. There are both physical symptoms as well as emotional responses to experiencing hearing loss.

These are the common symptoms of sudden hearing loss (which occur less severely in hearing deterioration over time):

  • Tinnitus (a constant ringing in the ear)
  • Discharge from the ear (can also include blood)
  • Ear ache (deep pain in the ear canal)
  • Ear pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Issues with balance
  • Nausea

shutterstock_79295107While suddenly experiencing these symptoms is less common that gradual hearing loss, these symptoms do indicate that something may be very wrong with your ear canal or sense of hearing. While recovering from these symptoms is the most important, the emotional affects can also be severe.

shutterstock_173853119Imagine suddenly being unable to hear conversations in a public place? Being social and enjoying time with friends would suddenly change and may become frustrating and upsetting. Many people who have experienced sudden change in their ability to hear can feel:

  • Isolated
  • Depressed
  • Frustrated
  • Sad

shutterstock_178327913Being able to hear socially can be even less important than hearing in the work place or while at educational institutions. Studying can be hard enough without having to contend with sudden (and preventable) hearing loss.

shutterstock_93612523Being exposed to sounds between the decibels of 110 to 140dB for just one minute can cause hearing loss. Wearing ear plugs can easily allow for hearing to be protected while not impacting on a person’s experience in a loud environment. While there are support groups to help those with sudden hearing loss, why go through to heart ache and stressful experience? Protect your hearing and your happiness with PERFECTfit ear plugs.

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