Managing hearing loss is an important step in managing mental health, and seniors with hearing loss are more susceptible to various types of mental disorders; however, people who have strong social support report higher rates of wellness and perseverance. If you aren’t feeling like yourself, it’s time to get in touch with someone who understands—our therapists are here to help.
Depending on the severity of your hearing loss, your therapist will determine the correct treatment plan. A therapist will support you through your negative feelings, pinpoint areas in your life that you may wish to change, help you set realistic goals, and give you tools to identify and prevent future bouts of anxiety and depression. Your therapist will custom-tailor your sessions to what you need at that moment.
Symptoms with hearing loss
Muffling of speech and other sounds
Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd
Withdrawal from conversations
Trouble hearing consonants
Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly
Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio
Avoidance of some social settings
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If you are experiencing any combination of the above, a therapist can help. We’re here for you.