Focus on Mental Health

Raising Awareness of the Link between Depression and Unaddressed Hearing Loss Pacific Northwest Audiology is joining the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) in raising awareness of the link between depression and untreated hearing loss in recognition of World Mental Health Day (October 10), National Depression Screening Day┬« (October 11), and Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 7-13). Research shows that hearing loss frequently co-exists with depression and/or anxiety, and that people with untreated hearing loss may be at an increased risk of depression. Pacific Northwest Audiology is urging people within the Bend and Central Oregon community to take the Across America Hearing …

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