Negative impacts of untreated hearing loss.

Social isolation.

If hearing loss remains untreated, its impact can be very negative on many aspects of life: communication, children’s speech, and language development, cognition, education, employment, mental health, and interpersonal relationships. Anxiety, social isolation, or depression are some of the consequences in undiagnosed and undiagnosed cases. the negative effects of communication barriers are present in a high percentage of children, youth, and adults with hearing loss. Hearing loss isolates the sufferer from the most social part of the human being.

The negative effects of communication barriers are present in a high percentage of people with hearing loss. In the child, it can have a significant impact on daily life, development, and education. In adulthood, it affects equal opportunities and generates feelings of loneliness, helplessness, and frustration, which can lead to social isolation, anxiety, or depression.

Prevent affective and social consequences

People with hearing loss who can identify the problem early are the ones who benefit the most. Early detection can help in choosing an appropriate treatment. Proper diagnosis and treatment involve the reinsertion of the sound patient into the world of sound.

Psychological consequences

Untreated hearing loss is known to have negative psychological effects on the hearing impaired person.
The most common psychological consequences include:
Shame, guilt and anger, Pain, Concentration problems, Sadness or depression, Worry and frustration, Anxiety and mistrust, Unsafety, Self-criticism, and low self-esteem/self-confidence.

Untreated hearing loss can also make the person easily irritated and less tolerant of others. Some people can even become paranoid.

Physical consequences

Untreated hearing loss often results in certain physical problems. In general, hearing-impaired people with untreated hearing loss express lower physical well-being than people with normal hearing and hearing-impaired people who use hearing aids. Some of the consequences include:
Tiredness, Headache, Vertigo, Muscles in tension, Stress, Sports problems, Eating and/or sleeping problems, Stomach problems, Elevation of blood pressure.

Social consequences

For many people with untreated hearing loss, it can be very difficult to participate in social activities, even within one’s own family. Untreated hearing loss can lead to social problems. Some common social problems include:
Isolation and withdrawal, Loss of attention, Distraction / Lack of concentration, Problems at work – may have to leave, work/retire Problems participating in social life and reduced social activity, Communication problems with your spouse, friends, and relatives.


We share with you a report created in collaboration with experts and stakeholders in the field of hearing and hearing care, who made sure that it reflects a variety of contexts and cultural approaches to hearing care. The  WHR (World report on hearing)The World report on hearing envisions a world in which no individual experiences hearing loss due to preventable causes, and those with hearing loss can achieve their full potential through rehabilitation, education, and empowerment. You can read the full report by clicking on the following button.