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With the sun shining, it’s a great time to get together with friends and family. Read more...
With the sun shining, it’s a great time to get together with friends and family.  Sadly, for people with untreated hearing loss, summer can also be a time of isolation and loneliness. A recent study by the University of British Columbia confirmed that for every 10 point decibel drop in hearing for seniors, ages 60 to 69, the odds of feeling socially isolated increased by 52%.  Read the study at http://journals.lww.com/ear-hearing/Abstract/2016/05000/Is_Hearing_Loss_Associated_with_Poorer_Health_in.20.aspx
Feeling isolated has been linked to many cognitive disorders and is to be taken seriously.  The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way.  Getting out and taking action to treat and manage your hearing loss can help prevent these feelings for yourself or for those you love.  ‘People Hearing Better’ has put together a fantastic list of the many ways proper hearing care can benefits all of us, including:  
  • Strengthening Relationships
  • Reducing Frustration
  • Reducing Depression
  • Reducing Anxiety
  • Reducing Paranoia
  • Reducing Social Phobias
  • Reducing Self-Criticism
  • Increasing Self-Esteem
  • Increasing Ability to Concentrate
  • Increasing Communication
Read more at http://phb.secondsensehearing.com/content/undiagnosed-hearing-loss-leads-isolation.
There is no good excuse to wait.  Seek treatment today while the sun shines so you can enjoy all those friend and family gatherings, along with the many other benefits associated with proper hearing care. 
CaptionCall is an active advocate for people with hearing loss.  We encourage people with hearing loss to seek treatment early and to actively manage their hearing health.  Our mission is to help people with hearing loss stay socially connected for a longer, happier, healthier life!
Written by John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator