Hearing loss in elderly can cause depression
Age-related hearing loss can lead to depression in some people.
When people lose their hearing ability due to old age, they start feeling left out and alone. They are not able to take part in conversations around them and that makes them feel incomplete.
It becomes an issue with family and friends as they need to repeat information and that puts a strain on personal relationships. They feel sad, embarrassed and humiliated if someone shouts louder at them to make them hear.
Loss of hearing ability can also cause reduced mental function. This can be avoided by getting hearing aids. These help the elderly feel less depressed and become sociable again.