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More and more people today suffer from depression.
How does depression affect a person?
And can it cause serious illness?

Depression can
cause hearing loss

Scientists have established a link between depression and hearing impairment: "Due to the prevalence of hearing loss, its nature and the number of problems that arise later, it is easy to assume that it can be one of the causes of depression. And the most interesting thing is that it happens more among people in between the ages of 18 and 70. "
Audiology experts and doctors, representatives of the National Institute of Health (Bethesda, Maryland, USA) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health of the CDC (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) conducted studies to assess the prevalence of depression in adults with hearing loss and various associated risk factors.
The work of the researchers was based on a national sample of more than 18,000 people aged 18 years and older who answered the questionnaire to assess their depression and reported on self-observation of hearing loss. The data was obtained through the Expertise of the National Health and Nutrition Surveys 2005-2010.

Patients with mild to severe depression reported in 5% of cases that they heard excellent, and 7% of people rated their hearing as good (Patient questionnaire [PHQ-9], 9-element health rating, scale scale scores greater than or equal to 10). In contrast, for those who independently reported that they were suffering from minor hearing problems, the level of depression was just over 11%. It was also noted that women, on average, had a higher level of depression than men. Hearing loss also increased the prevalence of depression, with the exception of very deaf participants. And the most interesting, the authors said that for people over 70, there was no connection between hearing loss and depression.

In their article, Dr. Lee and his colleagues point out the relevance of their findings: "After taking into account health and other factors, including problems with assessing hearing loss and audiometry, it was especially noted that hearing loss is significantly associated with depression, especially in women. Medical professionals should be aware of the increased risk of depression among people with hearing loss. "
Source: Lee CM, Zhang XH, et al. Hearing impairment in adults associated with depression in the United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2010. JAMA Otolaryngology. 2014 April; 140 (4): 293-302; American Academy of Audiology
The hearing aid will help you to completely or partially restore the previous level of hearing and get a normal intelligibility of speech.
This can relieve stress and bring back the joy of a full life.