Earguy: The connection between hearing loss and social isolation is well established. Hearing loss is also associated with increased dementia, risk of falls, feelings of insecurity, fear of safety, and many other things.Social withdrawal leads to clinical depression, which manifests itself in frustration and anger. Show me a grumpy old man, and I'll show you a man with a hearing impairment. Every time./professional Earguy
Schmerd1948: So, if you can't hear or see, you tend to not go out much. Let me make note of that.
deeproy: /hot//and oblig
Polish Hussar: deeproy: /hot//and obligCame for this, leaving satisfied
PirateKing: As a non-elderly person with crappy hearing, this is true not just for old people. I don't like social events because I can rarely hear what's going on. Standing in the corner smiling and nodding gets old fast.
Earguy: And for those who have identified hearing loss, 80% do nothing about it.
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