4 Ways That Healthy Hearing Can Improve Your Mental Health
Being able to hear is an integral part of human relationships, well-being and positive mental health.
Although hearing difficulties can be associated with social isolation and depression, taking steps towards treating those difficulties can lead to an improvement in health and well-being.
Here are 4 ways hearing healthy improves your mental health:
1. Increases social interaction. Being able to hear clearly encourages social interaction. Those who maintain their hearing health are more likely to engage in activities than those who do not.
2. Greater interpersonal relationships. Those with healthy hearing are shown to have a greater interpersonal warmth in relationships and less negative family relationships.
3. More confidence. Those who maintain their hearing health feel more confident in public and less worried about any stigmas that come with wearing a hearing aid. No more pretending to understand conversations, lip read or defensively talking too much to compensate for not hearing clearly.
4. Increases emotional health. Monitoring your hearing health can also help to increase your emotional well-being by decreasing fatigue, irritability, stress and isolation.
Just remember, keeping your hearing healthy will keep you mentally healthy as well!