The study was conducted by the Seniors Research Group, an alliance between the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and Market Strategies, Inc. According to the study, untreated hearing loss has serious emotional and social consequences for older persons.
The survey of 2,300 adults, aged 50 years and older, with hearing impairment, found that those with untreated hearing loss were more likely to report depression, anxiety, and paranoia and were less likely to participate in organized social activities, compared to those who wear hearing aids. The families of hearing aid users also noted the improvement but were even more likely than the users to report improvements.
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