Benefits of Hearing Aids Posted on January 6, 2022 by Cape Fear Otolaryngology General Health There are 48 million people throughout the country suffering from hearing loss. Of those people, only 20 percent who can benefit from the use of a hearing aid actually wears them. It turns out, living with untreated hearing loss can do more damage than originally thought and those who seek treatment see improvements in all aspects of their lives. Individuals who choose to treat their hearing loss with hearing aids are known to have better overall health, professional success and emotional well-being than those who don’t. Improved Mental Health Those that treat their hearing loss have a decrease in feelings of depression, anger and anxiety. Improved Cognitive Health Individuals with untreated hearing loss are at an increased risk of cognitive decline. Improved Physical Health Individuals with untreated hearing loss are three times more likely to suffer physical injuries, specifically falls. Improved Balance Individuals that use a hearing device to treat their hearing loss may also see an improvement in their balance. Professional Success Improved Ability to Focus Untreated hearing loss leads to difficulty concentrating, especially when communicating with others. Improved Ability to Learn New research suggests that untreated hearing loss can lead to problems storing new information. Increased Earning Power Untreated hearing loss leads to reduced job performance and less monetary compensation. Emotional Well-being Renewed Confidence Treating hearing loss enables an individual to once again be able to navigate the world on their own. Increased Control Over Life Events When overcoming a reliance on others to understand what is going on in the hearing world, an individual with hearing loss will regain their sense of control. Better Relationships Being able to successfully communicate with loved ones leads to healthier and longer-lasting relationships. Increased Social Interactions Improved communication leads to a boost in confidence and more social activities with friends and loved ones. Call Cape Fear Otolaryngology at (910) 323-9222 for our Fayetteville location or (910) 738-1038 for our Lumberton location for more information or to schedule an appointment.