Life with a Hearing Loss
People with hearing loss can have:
- Difficulty speaking and understanding verbal communication.
- Problems in academic achievement, including language arts, vocabulary, arithmetic, and problem solving.
- Lower scores on achievement and verbal IQ tests.
- Greater need for enrollment in special education or extra support in the classroom.
- Feelings of isolation, exclusion, embarrassment, annoyance, confusion, and helplessness.
- A reluctance to participate in activities with others.
- Significant problems following directions.
- Numerous physiological changes, sleep difficulties, digestive problems, delayed emotional development, stress related disorders, behavioral problems, body fatigue, and possible immunological effects.