Category : Health And Fitness
LIVING WITH HEARING LOSS CAN BE EXHAUSTING
http://goo.gl/B6X0bl | http://goo.gl/AtMQHR - Ear, nose and throat specialists, also called ENTs, ENT doctors and otolaryngologists, specialize in otolaryngology (pronounced ō-tō-la-rən-gä-lə-jē). Otolaryngologists diagnose, manage and treat disorders of the head and neck, including the ears, nose throat, sinuses, voice box (larynx) and other structures. Otolaryngology is a surgical specialty and ENTs are trained in the medical and surgical management of disease.
The negative impact of untreated hearing loss on overall quality of life is well-documented. Hearing loss can affect more than just communication ability. It can lead to irritability, social withdrawal, depression, reduced job performance and diminished psychological and overall health.
For someone suffering from hearing loss, many environments can be intimidating due to the amount of mental energy needed to listen. Clinicians have long reported that hearing-impaired patients describe the feeling of exhaustion after attending social events or gatherings. Until recently, the understanding of fatigue, as it related to hearing loss, was limited, despite its potential impact on quality of life and overall health.
Defined as lack of energy and motivation, fatigue can be physical, mental or both. It can result from physical exercise or the intense cognitive processing required in many day-to-day situations for individuals wi...
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