According to psychologists, loneliness and social isolation are becoming an epidemic and a bigger risk to public health than obesity. You might be thinking it’s because of all those kids that don’t know how to talk to each other … they’re just looking at their phones all day. It actually turns out that according to a study, “approximately 42.6 million adults over age 45 in the United States are estimated to be suffering from chronic loneliness.”
PsychCentral.com published an article referencing a number of studies suggesting that those who feel socially isolated are much more likely to die younger. So what can we do to slow this epidemic? There is only one answer, and that is to reach out and connect with others.
Do any of your loved ones live alone or spend a lot time by themselves these days? Why not give them a call to say hello on a regular basis, or get together for dinner or just to chat as often as possible. Socializing can make all the difference in someone’s day.
Did you know that hearing loss can be one of the leading causes of people becoming socially isolated, leading to loneliness and often depression? Don’t let this happen to the ones you love. Make sure to reach out, and if need be, urge them to take action for their hearing loss.
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life.
Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator