Psychology & Mental Health
For many , hearing loss and tinnitus prevents them from living life as they wish and from engaging in things that they once enjoyed. This is usually accompanied by a variety of behavioural, emotional and social consequences, including mental fatigue, anxiety, relationship breakdowns, social withdrawal, isolation and depression. Stress is a major side effect and is damaging for the brain as it inhibits growth of new neurons.
*In a recent study published in the LancetMid-life hearing loss was identified as the major risk factor for dementia because reduced hearing ability denies people access to a cognitively rich environment and can lead to social isolation and depression. This is understandable as there is one thing we all have in common, we are human and a large part of what makes us human is our social nature and desire to feel connected and alive. We all deserve to feel this.
Whilst the experience of hearing loss and intrusive tinnitus is different for everyone, there is no doubt that it reduces quality of life and in some instances, guidance from our Cubex Clinical Psychologist is essential to support people with strategies to improve mental well-being and ultimately make positive lifestyle changes for long term cognitive health.
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