Psychological consequences

An untreated hearing loss may have serious negative psychological effects.

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
  • Embarrassment
  • Problems concentrating
  • Sadness or depression
  • Worry and frustration
  • Anxiety and suspiciousness
  • Insecurity
  • 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.