Health - People with hearing impairment
Except for some hereditary syndromes and intellectual disabilities, there is generally no connection between hearing impairment and (other) health problems. Hearing impairment can have an influence on social and psychological functioning. For example, elderly people who have poor hearing due to fatigue may be less able to concentrate and remember things less well. Hearing impairment can therefore reinforce memory problems. People with hearing impairment also pick up less information in passing. This can make their participation in social activities, work, dealing with colleagues, friends and fellow sportsmen more difficult. Loneliness and depression can result from this.
Communication with the hearing impaired also requires extra effort from the hearing person. Sometimes he doesn't feel like it and he avoids a conversation with a hearing impaired person. This increases the chance of loneliness, suspicion and depression in the hearing impaired.