Hearing Loss – How treatment Impacts Quality of Life

Hearing is a vital part of how we experience the world around us. All too often we take it for granted, focusing instead on the seemingly greater impact that vision provides. It is this attitude that prevents many people from seeking early treatment, not realizing how much it can improve their quality of life.

At Home

Treatment of your loss with hearing devices can improve your home life and relationships. You will feel more emotionally stable because you won’t be on edge, trying to hear or understand what is going on around you. This can lead to better personal relationships, more confidence, and an overall feeling of wellness.

You will find it easier to communicate with others, especially those close to you. This can help you avoid conflict and maintain a harmonious living space. You will be less likely to experience depression and anxiety that comes from losing your hearing, so you can just relax and enjoy the people who mean the most to you.

At Work

The confidence that comes with early treatment of transfers to your work life as well. You will find it much easier to function at work and communicate with your coworkers. The ability to hear has the potential to increase your earning power as well.

Hearing loss can lead to problems at work and by receiving early treatment, you may be able to avoid them. Discrimination is a big problem. While it is not legal to discriminate against someone, subtle discrimination still occurs in many workplaces. Often the people don’t even realize they are doing it. With a disability like hearing loss, the isolation that comes with it can naturally introduce low-level discrimination. Early treatment can prevent that by allowing you to stay more engaged with the people around you.


Hearing loss may keep you from doing many of the things you love. You might avoid going to the gym or socializing with friends. By receiving early treatment for hearing loss, you can socialize with confidence. You will feel more comfortable venturing out because the anxiety of not being able to hear and possibly communicate effectively will be greatly decreased.

With early treatment, you can feel free to attend concerts and lectures, go out with friends, and do the things you enjoy. No longer will you feel like you have to sit at home alone because no one will understand your hearing loss. No longer will you have to watch the world pass you by. Now you can be a part of it.

Do you suspect that you may be experiencing hearing loss? Call Schmidt’s Optical and Hearing™ today at 772-286-4327 and schedule your FREE comprehensive hearing evaluation with our Board Certified Hearing Aid Specialist.

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