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Mental Health, Tinnitus, and Hearing Loss

Taking care of every aspect of your body to the best of your ability is important. Living life to the fullest is impossible if you routinely neglect one aspect of your health. Two of the areas that are often ignored the most often are mental health and hearing health. This is unfortunate because these two aspects of your health are often linked.

It is common for those suffering from hearing loss and tinnitus to develop some mental health issues at some point in their life. It is estimated that more than 10% of adults with hearing issues also suffer from depression. This is roughly double the depression rates in those with perfect hearing. Poor hearing health is also commonly linked to anxiety and dementia. These are the three best ways to care for your mental and hearing health simultaneously.

Protect Your Ears

The first step in preserving your hearing health is being proactive about protecting your ears from loud sounds. The ringing in your ears and hearing loss will worsen if you do not protect your ears from them. The easiest way to do this is by simply turning down the volume on your headphones or avoiding loud spaces. It does not take much for your favorite songs to hurt your ears because earbuds sit close to the eardrums. It is also recommended to wear earplugs when swimming and going to concerts.

Reach Out to Others

Social isolation is one of the biggest reasons people develop mental health problems after being diagnosed with tinnitus or hearing loss. There is no reason to be embarrassed about your hearing. Your friends and family will have no problem with repeating the occasional word in a conversation after you explain your situation to them. As social beings, humans crave interaction and connection with others. Avoiding contact with everyone in your life is not natural or healthy.

Seek Professional Hearing Treatment

Poor hearing health is not something that can be ignored. Your tinnitus is not going to suddenly go away. While there may not be a cure for tinnitus and hearing loss, you can completely transform your life with the proper treatment. Seeking the care of a professional is the only way to take back control of your life. Getting professional hearing treatments will not only make life with hearing loss or tinnitus easier, but it will also vastly improve your mental health.

Call Us Today

A great way to make sure your hearing and mental health are properly taken care of is by giving us a call at Beltone Dallas Fort Worth. We provide a free consultation appointment to all of our new clients. We will take the time to know you better and perform an in-depth examination of your ears during this appointment. We can provide the best care possible for your case with the information gained during the consultation.