When Hearing Loss is Left Untreated

Some are in denial, some are embarrassed by the thought of it, and others think it’s just too early to ask for help.

Here at Listening Lab, part of our mission is to educate the public on the importance of treatment and how it can help patients live better by preventing further harmful impacts of hearing loss. We want people to be aware of the gravity of the effects and instill with the the sense of urgency in acting upon these issues.

What are the physical and psychological impacts of leaving hearing loss untreated?

  • It will lessen your social interaction

    With hearing loss comes the trouble of following conversations — difficulty hearing around noisy environment and people’s voices appearing muffled. At first, a patient may think that he can get by as long as he can still hear, but time will come when situations will get frustrating. Before you know it, the is already isolating himself from other people.

  • Patient will get tired easily

    Especially for adults, getting tired after a long day at work is inevitable. However, hearing loss has the tendency of using up your energy early on when the brain works double-time as it tries its best to hear clearly. Studies show that this extra effort in the part of our brain also decreases the chances of the other cognitive functions to work efficiently.

  • It will affect you job performance

    Hearing loss, no matter how mild it is, can decrease the patient’s productivity. Again, this can be attributed to the stress and fatigue brought about by the extra effort to hear normally. At the same time, reduced alertness and difficulty following a person speaking can also affect.

  • High risk of depression

    Because of all the risks mentioned above — isolation, stress & fatigue, and reduced job performance — untreated hearing loss is linked to the high risk of patients developing depression. This is the more reason why seeking for help shouldn’t be a second option.

  • Hearing loss will get worse

    Ultimately, hearing loss patients should know that if the issue is left untreated, it will just get worse over time. If you think you can get by with your decreased ability to hear and go on without treating it, the problem will grow bigger until it gets harder to be fixed.

When should you seek for help?

If you notice most of the symptoms stated below, don’t think twice about going to a hearing healthcare professional. He or she will be the one to assess your condition and determine the necessary steps to cure it.

You can head on to this article for full explanations on the following symptoms.

  • Difficulty understanding voices around noisy environment
  • You turn up your TV volume way too loud
  • Sounds seem muffled
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Difficulty following conversation

If you think one of your loved ones or you yourself is suffering from hearing loss, don’t wait up for these risks to develop before you ask for a professional help. The journey to treatment starts with a simple consultation with a hearing consultant or audiologist. You can trust us here at Listening Lab to explain to you all the necessary steps to prevent further dangers from happening to your hearing.

About The Listening Lab

Listening Lab is a home-grown company whose mission is to help our clients restore their hearing to enjoy the life that they desire. Experiencing hearing loss can be detrimental to one’s quality of life. Hence we commit to providing high-quality hearing solutions.

Our hearing solutions include hearing tests and treatment and prescribing hearing aids. Clients may come to get their hearing checked, and we will assess whether hearing aids are required.

If hearing aids are required, clients can choose from a variety of the best hearing aid brands we provide. Each of the products offers unique features that complement daily use and perform well in helping our clients enjoy the life that they desire.

What Do Our Customers Say?

Person in charge nice and helpful with warm smiling face. Should you have hearing problem, can seek for her advise.
Catherine Tang Yap
Your service is marvellous! Patient and friendly. Mr Ching has been a customer of The Listening Lab since 2018. We have been attending to him for his follow up reviews and we are glad to see his progress!
Mr Ching
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Mr & Mrs Sriram
madam Low
My mum has hearing loss for many years. Consultant of Listening Lab helped her fitted with Resound hearing aid. His patience and professionalism was greatly appreciated as the hearing aid enable her to hear and communicate with the people around her especially her grand children. We are happy with the services rendered by consultant. Keep up the good work!!
Madam Low
The Voice of two Generations in Singapore radio, Mr Brian Richmond, has chosen The Listening Lab to be his audiology and hearing services provider. We could not be prouder!

Brian is the definitive household name in English Radio since the early years of Singapore's founding, starting with Rediffusion followed by Radio One and now with Gold 90.5FM as well as Vintage Radio Singapore. His honeyed voice and selection of music filling our ears as we lived the bustle of our daily lives.

Soccer fans from the Malaysia Cup era of soccer will never forget his heart-pounding commentary from "live" matches, as we experienced the ups and downs of the Singapore Lions in the 1970s to 90s.

Our Executive Director Kelvin Lee is proudly beaming ear-to-ear in this photo with Brian. But you wont be able to see it through the masks!
Brian Richmond
I started experiencing loss of hearing sometimes in 2010 (41 years old) owing to some medical issue. I was having difficulties hearing conservation especially in meeting. Thus, giving me the fear in attending meeting.

Initially I started with Phonak hearing aid. It helps amplified the sound and I could hear better then. Somehow, my hearing loss deteriorated further that in late 2012 (43 years old), there was profound loss of hearing on my right ear. Even digital hearing aid could not help. On my left ear there is still about 50% to 60% hearing with hearing aid. I was lost at this point of time. I was considering learning sign language. I went to see my ENT specialist and my audiologist Mr. Bala advised me to go for an CI as an alternative to my hearing loss.

I also thank God for Engineer and Scientist, giving them the knowledge to create such a complex and sophisticate device to help those with hearing loss like me. It will be all perfect if the cost is affordable too.
Jonathan Po
madam goh
I took my mum to Listening Lab at Simei to get her hearing aid fixed, during our first visit, she patiently explained the whole procedure to my mum and also explain to my mum why she really in need to fix the hearing aid. She is very knowledgeable, and friendly, and we are encouraged to ask questions. she is also very patient with old people which is the most importance. Also her after service is superb so I highly recommend.
Mdm Goh
My mum, Madam Kek (73 year old) had the Cochlear implant (CI) done on her left side in 10th September 2019. Thereafter, thanks to the subsequent auditory verbal therapy, evaluation from SGH ENT team, as well as, the support from AB's and Listening Lab staffs; Madam Kek was able to hear, comprehend sound and music from her Cochlear implant, Naida CI Q90, and hearing aid (HA), Naida Link UP, for her right side before end year. We are happy that both the CI and HA have improved mum qualify of life. Now Madam Kek is looking forward to work again to pass her time as she can hear and better communicate with others.
Madam Kek
Titus was implanted when he was 18 months old. He is a happy, talkative 6.5 years old now. AB has been with him for 5 wonderful hearing years and we are looking forward to a bright future that lies ahead for him. AB’s Naída CI sound processors are reliable and the technology is constantly evolving and upgrading. When Titus was introduced to Naida Link CROS, his life was enriched. The wireless network established between his Naida CI sound processor and a Naida Link CROS transmitter allows him to hear from both ears. This changes Titus’s life and the way we interact with him. We are also very pleased with the prompt response and service provided to us. The staff in AB genuinely cares! We want to thank AB for making Titus’s hearing journey an enjoyable and a relatively stress free one!
Titus Pang
mr tan
I have been living with progressive hearing loss for more than three decades. Socially, I find myself fearful of communicating with people and at home, watching 'soundless' television programs is a norm.

An unforgettable experience. Trying on a pair of Resound GN hearing aid, I was energized and revitalized and overwhelmed with emotional tears of joy. The Resound GN is truly remarkable and uniquely equipped with three-friendly-user environmental modes that provide hearing comfort wherever we are.

In particular, I like to extend my utmost gratitude to Hearing Consultant. With her profound compassion and wisdom in guiding me, I am confident that I can forge a formidable partnership with the Listening Lab; So that I can rebuild a new chapter of a happy and value-creative life and simultaneously, leaving behind the painful memories of the past three decades.
Mr Tan

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