Hearing loss can have a significant effect on the quality of life, especially when the hearing loss is sudden and comes without warning. For many hearing loss patients, the loss of hearing comes as a progressive complication commonly associated with age. However, for some patients, the hearing loss may be sudden and the result of a physiological complication or illness.
For women, hearing loss can have a far greater impact on the quality of life when compared to men. It is believed that women commonly experience hearing loss in greater numbers than men. In the days, weeks, and months after hearing loss, the effect of hearing loss for women can be significantly compromised when there right social and psychological services are not in place.
If you are a woman who has suffered either a progressive or sudden hearing loss, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Utilizing the services of an audiologist or sonus complete is always recommended. With the proper audiology care, you may be able to restore hearing, to some extent, with the use of hearing aid devices, medications, or even surgery. In addition, to audiology care, as a woman with hearing loss, it is also important to reach out for social and psychological support services as the adjustment to your hearing loss can be quite difficult to manage.
Using social therapy and psychotherapy, as a hearing-impaired adult, you can learn to accommodate to your hearing loss when managing your social and interpersonal relationships. Because women, more commonly than men, rely upon extensive communication, this improvement in social and interpersonal skills management will be important to your management of hearing loss from a psychological standpoint. In social and psychotherapy, the therapist can guide you through the management of hearing loss when in crowded rooms, noisy settings, or in settings where low levels of sound may be important. Information on home and workplace management will also be important.
A common issue that affects women with hearing loss is the image issues associated with using a hearing aid. Because women traditionally focus on personal appearance, beauty, and fashion trends, the use of a hearing aid may be deemed unfashionable and unsightly. In actuality, hearing aids and hearing devices, today, are far trendier than in years past. In fact, many can be hidden from plain view with the proper guidance and instruction from an audiologist or therapist.
Hearing loss at any age can have an impact on your quality of life. Approaching the hearing loss with optimism is important to your adjustment. With the guidance and support of social and psychological support services, in addition to proper management of your hearing loss by an audiologist, you can experience a far greater and more acceptable outcome.