Research | January 2000 Hearing Review

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Summary: A survey of 2069 hearing-impaired individuals and 1710 of their family members reveals that hearing instrument users are likely to report improvements in their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Users of hearing instruments on average are more socially active and avoid extended periods of depression, worry, paranoia and insecurity compared to non-users with hearing loss. Additionally, family members and friends are more likely to notice these benefits than the actual users themselves.

Citation for this article: Kochkin S, Rogin C. Quantifying the obvious: The impact of hearing instruments on quality of life. Hearing Review. 2000; 7(1):6-34.