The AARP recently released a study in which 5,500 participants over the age of 65 were surveyed about the mental and physical impact of hearing loss. Here is what they found:
- “Hearing impairment can affect mental and physical quality of life to a greater degree than hypertension, osteoporosis or even stroke.” --Dr. Richard Migliori
- “Given the significant burden hearing loss has on quality of life, we believe this study highlights an opportunity for physicians to develop treatment programs that enhance not only older adults’ hearing, but also their mental and emotional health.”
- “Older adults should talk with their doctors about their hearing and learn more about what options are available if they suffer from hearing impairment.” --Dr. Charlotte S. Yeh
If you are looking to better your quality of life or the quality of life of someone you love, it might be a good idea to look into some of the technology that is available at The Phone Resource. Talk to your audiologist about the options that are available to make everyday communication easier and less frustrating.
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