Listening Can Be Exhausting Work
McCreery, Ryan PhD
Clinicians frequently hear about fatigue experienced by their school-age pediatric patients with hearing loss. Parents often report that their children with hearing loss seem to become exhausted by activities that involve intensive listening, particularly during school. Children with hearing loss may say they feel overly tired at the end of a busy day compared with their peers who have normal hearing. These challenges can place children with hearing loss at a greater risk of academic difficulties and even long-term health problems.