What are the major consequences of hearing loss?
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.