Can using a hearing aid improve your love life?

February 17, 2012
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According to the findings of a recent study, yes.

Swiss hearing instrument manufacturer Phonak has released the results of its “Hearing Is Living” study, a quality-of-life survey including more than 4,300 people in the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Great Britain.
Of all U.S.-based respondents with hearing aids, 68% said their personal relationships had improved since they started wearing hearing aids, and 44% said that their love life had changed for the better.

According to the findings of a recent study, yes.

Swiss hearing instrument manufacturer Phonak has released the results of its “Hearing Is Living” study, a quality-of-life survey including more than 4,300 people in the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Great Britain.
Of all U.S.-based respondents with hearing aids, 68% said their personal relationships had improved since they started wearing hearing aids, and 44% said that their love life had changed for the better.
Of the U.S. respondents with hearing aids, 72% said getting a hearing aid was worth the cost, and 83% said that their improved hearing also improved their quality of life; 76% said their devices have a positive influence on their general mood, and 68% reported better mental fitness in terms of improved receptiveness and concentration.
People with untreated, moderate to severe hearing loss globally reported feeling sad or depressed more often than hearing aid users (21 vs. 13%, respectively). These respondents also reported a higher rate of insomnia: 31% compared with 24% in hearing aid wearers.
The survey was conducted by the Swiss market research and strategy consultants Zehnvier. The people participating in the survey included hearing aid wearers, people with untreated hearing loss, relatives of people with hearing loss, and people unaffected by hearing loss, directly or indirectly.