What are the dangers of poor hearing to the elderly?

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The general understanding of "big age", it is not surprising that the decline in age of age is not surprising; just some people have fallen earlier, and some people have fallen later. Some elderly people think that deafness means they are deaf, and they feel at ease as long as they don't walk around. But they don't know that this kind of mentality and behavior will adversely affect the lives of themselves and their families.

What are the dangers of poor hearing to the elderly?

The most direct and common manifestation of hearing loss in the elderly is the decline in speech communication ability.

At first, it will be difficult for the elderly to converse in a noisy environment; but as the hearing loss progresses, the elderly will find it difficult to communicate with others even in a quiet environment. Over time, the elderly become increasingly unwilling to participate in social interactions, thus forming a vicious cycle. Hearing loss and communication disorders can also lead to a series of psychological problems. When the elderly cannot hear, understand, or understand clearly, they can easily become depressed and then become withdrawn, paranoid, suspicious, low self-esteem, and even depressed. Research shows that older adults with hearing impairment are more likely to experience depressive symptoms than older adults with normal hearing.


Many elderly people have hearing loss and find it difficult to talk to others. They often cannot hear clearly or even hear, and they may not answer the questions they ask. Therefore, many people are unwilling to talk to the elderly, which will make the elderly more lonely, cause psychological trauma, slow reaction, mental decline, and disuse of hearing function, which may aggravate brain atrophy. * Eventually leads to deafness and induces the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease.


The elderly suffer from deafness. Because they cannot hear the sound of horns and whistles, they are prone to traffic accidents on the road.


It is easy to fall. Hearing loss will increase the cognitive load of the brain and focus more on listening to sounds, which may affect balance and gait. If the function is reduced, it will be easier to fall. In addition, people with hearing loss are less aware of their surroundings, which increases the risk of trips and falls.

Wearing Hearing Aids is beneficial to overall (physical, mental) health. Studies have found that wearing hearing aids reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 18%, anxiety or depression by 11%, and falls-related risks by 13%. Healthy hearing allows the elderly to maintain their ability to live independently and do what they want., enjoy doing things and have a higher quality of life.