The Silent Disability by gcaudiology


									The Silent Disability
                               Hearing loss has often been
                               referred to as a silent disability,
                               especially when the case is mild to
                               moderate. Individuals with
                               profound hearing loss are aware of
                               what they are dealing with and
                               what their deficits are, but if they
                               only have mild loss of hearing they
may not be aware of any loss in their hearing. People who have
mild levels of hearing loss may feel some of the following:

• They believe that their hearing is fine and it is others who are
speaking too quickly or mumbling

• At the end of the day, the individual may feel irritable and tired

• They feel depressed and abandoned by others around them

• Feelings of anxiousness and tenseness arise

• Things seem to go forgotten that once came with ease

• There is an increase in their ability to comprehend what they
have heard

• Difficult in being able to hear what others are saying when
there is background noise present

• Increased risk of developing dementia and a decline in their
cognitive abilities

Why Does All of the Aforementioned Occur?
• A substantial portion of the brain is utilized for processing
auditory stimuli, not just the hearing portion of the brain.

• Our brains need a certain level of input from our ears to be able
to help comprehend and interpret everything going on in the
world around us.

• When we hear different things it helps to bring about memories,
help us develop an image of different events, smells and provoke
the thought process.

• If our ears are not working because of a loss in hearing, the
auditory information is then filtered out of our brains by the loss
of hearing. As a result, the complete message does not arrive at
the brain and only part of it can be processed. Once the brain
begins processing, remembering and interpreting the message, it
is then effectively working. Having a brain that is working helps it
to remain more active and fit.

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