Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
Hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) can increase one’s risk of developing mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and dementia, and can trigger episodes of extreme anger and suicidal ideation.
Protecting one’s hearing not only prevents or delays hearing loss but also benefits mental wellness. Understanding the signs of mental illness and having access to mental health resources is critical—and can even be life-saving—to all individuals with hearing loss or tinnitus.
If you are concerned about your hearing call us today at 671 989 TEST and find out how we can help.
If you are in crisis and need immediate support or intervention, call, or go to the website of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Voice: 1-800-273-8255 or TTY: 1-800-799-4889).