Mother Gothel from Tangled: Physical Development. Hearing declines as a person gets older. This occurs because of damage due to a loud environment. Social adjustments that occur include: loss of independence, social isolation, and depression. Corrective actions include analog hearing aids (amplify everything), digital hearing aids (equals everything out), and cochlear implants. My subject is doing very well compared to her peers. She doesn't use hearing aids and can hear well on her own.