Yes! A study released by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) in 19991 found that treating a hearing loss was found to have a very significant positive impact on quality of life. People who treated their hearing loss with hearing aids reported improvements in earning power, relationships, feelings about themselves, self-confidence, independence, and overall quality of life. Their families also reported similar improvements.
The NCOA study’s findings confirmed what professionals who treat hearing loss have known for decades, and what people who have treated their hearing loss have learned from personal experience. Simply, that treating a hearing loss means much more than better hearing. It means a better life for the people with hearing loss, as well as for their friends and families. If you think you or someone you know may have a hearing loss, visit an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist for a complete hearing evaluation.
1. National Council on Aging. “The Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss in Older Persons.” May 1999. 8 Feb. 2008.