Pandemic lockdown declined emotional well-being for adults with hearing, vision loss: Study

Dec 08, 2021

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): A recent study has found that the lockdown during the pandemic caused mental and emotional issues amongst adults who had sensory impairment. Peggy Nelson, of the University of Minnesota, outlined the impacts in her presentation at the '181st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America'. The period corresponded to strict lockdowns in Minnesota, with some restrictions easing toward the end of the study. All three groups of adults scored lower on a patient health questionnaire after the pandemic began. Additionally, people with vision or hearing loss faced unique problems. Masks made conversations especially difficult for adults with hearing loss, leading them to prefer virtual options for health care visits, among other scenarios.