Question

What are the major consequences of hearing loss?

Answer

The major consequences of hearing loss include: “speech deterioration; social withdrawal; reduction in self-confidence and a sense of self-worth that can effect decision making; elevations on the paranoia scales of personality testing; depression, loneliness, and unhappiness; fatigue; and a tendency to dominate conversations.”

 

Deutsch. “Hearing Impairments.” In P. Deutsch and H. Sawyer (Ed.) A Guide to Rehabilitation. White Plains, NY: AHAB Press.

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