Image of woman looking into distance.Even mild cases of hearing loss can be quite stressful, taking a toll on our lives in a number of ways.

Research has shown that the inability to communicate as easily as we’d like, along with the extra effort required to understand others, takes a toll on our brains. 

A study published in 2014 suggests that untreated hearing loss is tied to depression in adults, while another study conducted in Italy found that adults in the 35-55 age range were more susceptible to anxiety, depression and mental health concerns than peers without hearing impairments.

The good news? Hearing aids such as the Oticon Siya – available at Manatee Ear Center, Bradenton, Florida – not only help make communication easier but can also reduce the stress and mental-health issues that come with hearing loss.


Those who use hearing aids to treat their auditory impairment may find that a great physical, mental and emotional burden is lifted, helping them enjoy the company of loved ones and just take part in everyday exchanges in public. Many people report improved senses of safety and independence, feeling more in control of their lives and a better quality of life in general.

If you or a loved one is feeling stress from hearing loss, Manatee Ear Center in Bradenton, Florida – also serving Manatee and Sarasota County – can help with our services or hearing aids. Contact us today by calling 941-745-1518 for your FREE Hearing Screening and FREE Consultation.