Caregiver Thought Leader Interview Ray Harris President of Harris Communications, Inc.
Gary Barg: Why is it so important not to ignore hearing loss?
Ray Harris: That’s a great question. There are several reasons not to ignore hearing loss. First, it’s extremely frustrating not just for the person with hearing loss, but also their caregivers, their family and their loved ones. And second, it’s physically exhausting trying to follow along with conversations and often the person with hearing loss starts to withdraw from social settings and become isolated. Studies by John’s Hopkins University show that you’re about twice as likely to develop depression and anywhere from two to five times more likely to develop dementia if you leave your hearing loss untreated so there are many different reasons not to ignore hearing loss. ...read more