Psychology & Mental Health
There is one thing we all have in common, and that is, we are human. A large part of what makes us human is our social nature and desire to feel connected and alive. We all deserve to feel this.
For many, hearing loss and tinnitus prevents them from living life as they wish and from engaging in things they once enjoyed. There are a variety of associated behavioural, emotional and social consequences, including mental fatigue, anxiety, relationship breakdowns, social withdrawal, isolation and depression. Chronic stress is a significant side effect, and it also impacts on our overall health and well-being.
In a recent study published in the Lancet, mid-life hearing loss was identified as the major risk factor for dementia. A reason for this is because reduced hearing ability denies people the connection and access to a cognitively rich environment, and this, in turn, can lead to social isolation and depression.
While the experience of hearing loss and intrusive tinnitus is different for everyone, there is no doubt that it reduces the quality of life. Therefore, in some instances, guidance from our Psychologist is essential in supporting people with strategies to improve mental well-being and ultimately make positive lifestyle changes for long term cognitive health.
Support from a Cubex Psychologist may run alongside the CALM programme or in isolation.
Or call our Cubex Concierge to book in your Consultation & Discovery session to find out more.