It is commonly known that untreated hearing loss may have serious negative psychological effects on a hearing impaired person.
The psychological consequences may include:
- Shame, guilt and anger
- Problems concentrating
- Sadness or depression
- Worry and frustration
- Anxiety and suspiciousness
- Self-criticism and low self-esteem/self-confidence
Untreated hearing loss can also make the person irritable and less tolerant towards other people. Some people even become paranoid.