The workplace is undoubtedly where most Americans spend their time. It can be fast-paced, time demanding, noisy, or a combination of a multitude of things. Feeling exhausted at the end of a work day may seem like the norm for most people. However, your hearing could be the underlying cause to the fatigue you’re feeling.
Hearing in the Workplace
When someone loses their hearing they might be reluctant to visit a doctor or may not even be aware that their hearing has decreased. Days at work might seem to get more stressful and what you may not be noticing is the increase in energy and attention you put toward understanding what others may be saying throughout the work day. This added strain of not being able to hear clearly can cause you to feel worn out and tired. Research conducted by the Better Hearing Institute, found that the total estimated cost of untreated hearing loss, in regards to earnings, is approximately 122 billion dollars per year. This staggering number is heavily influenced by loss of productivity at the workplace due to fatigue. There are numerous daily conversations, meetings, and tasks need to get done. If your brain is working extra hard to keep up with every detail being said by others, it can feel overwhelming just to make it through the day. The extra effort used to understand speech above background noise can overload your brain which in return, makes it much more difficult to complete other mental tasks as well. Fatigue can be accompanied by stress, anxiety, and even isolation from social environments.
Effortless Comprehension Makes For Easier Days
Hearing aids can significantly improve one’s self confidence, work performance, and feeling of fatigue. Being able to easily understand others around you can make all the difference, especially in your energy throughout the day. Advances in hearing aid technology have made hearing more natural and painless.
If you find yourself struggling more than usual to comprehend coworkers, friends, or even family, you should consider getting a hearing test. To learn more about how hearing aids can benefit your everyday life call us today!