Hearing Health Blog

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You’ve been in search of a way to protect your youthfulness as you age.

You’ve looked for it in your diet, exercise, and supplements. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on retinol creams and hair growth products. You’ve even tried out yoga. You can stay happy and youthful at any age.

But what if we told you there’s an easy method to stay happy and feeling young that’s affordable and supported by science. Yet, less than 16% of people who would benefit are taking advantage of it.

The “trick” is easy – they’re using their hearing aids to deal with their hearing loss.

As we age, this might be the trick to staying youthful and happy.

How Commonplace is Hearing Loss?

By the time you reach the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss goes up substantially. It even affects children as young as 12.

As reported by a scientific study, 11% of individuals between the ages of 45 and 54 were dealing with some level of hearing loss. By age 80 that percentage increases to 90%. Nearly 25% of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of individuals 75 and older, are dealing with debilitating hearing loss.

Additionally, hearing loss is twice as common among men under the age of 70 compared to women in the same age group.

Contrary to common belief most cases of hearing loss occur because of exposure to loud noise not aging. Over the course of their lives, some people are exposed to more harmful sound than others.

Hearing loss isn’t an inevitability, but not treating your hearing loss has been demonstrated by repeated studies, to impact your overall health, happiness, and youthfulness.

But hearing aids are worn by just 1 out of 7 people who actually need them.

Your Key to Happiness And Youthfulness is Your Hearing Aid

The following results have been directly connected to using hearing aids:

  • participating in social interaction 20% more often

You’ll agree, being around people is one of the things that make life rewarding. You feel happier and younger when you spend treasured time with people you love doing the activities you take pleasure in.

Individuals are more likely to stay socially active when they use their hearing aid regularly..

  • Being 30% less likely to experience depression

Feelings which are related to depression-like loneliness and sadness, according to some studies, are not as likely to be reported when somebody with hearing loss regularly wears their hearing aid.

They’re also less likely to feel as if people are mad at them or trying to avoid them. It’s not as common for them to engage in self isolation.

Less depression means increased happiness.

  • Being 24% less likely to suffer from cognitive decline

If you have a person in your family that is suffering from dementia you know all too well how frightening that can be. It takes longer for a person with cognitive decline to understand things and they are continually forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.

As the decline continues, they lose lots of the things that make them happy and youthful because they become unable to do them.

If your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s can be reduced by simply wearing hearing aids, shouldn’t that be what you’re doing.

  • Falling risk reduced by 30%

The risk of falling and sustaining a serious injury becomes a real worry as we age. We’re not as balanced as we once were. A hospital stay and several weeks of rehab could be the outcome if a serious fall results in a fracture.

That isn’t a place you want to be. Being in pain in the hospital isn’t fun at all.

When you can get around without difficulty, you live a happier life. You’re more confident in your movements and less likely to be startled.

Using your hearing aid will allow you to spend more time with friends and family and less time stuck in a hospital bed.

  • Having 30% fewer misunderstandings and arguments

How many arguments begin because you believed you heard someone say something unfavorable, but in reality, the person said something else? Or perhaps you think someone is yelling at you because they have to raise their voice so you can hear them.

Neglected hearing loss puts a huge strain on your relationships with family and friends. It can result in anger, resentment, sadness, and other adverse emotions. But wearing your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will produce more positive interactions with your family and friends. Helping you stay youthful and happy at any age.

Recover what you’ve lost

Have you been wearing your hearing aid? You may have forgotten many of the basic joys in life that you’re missing, including:

  • The sounds of nature at your local park
  • Outings and social clubs
  • Music
  • Discussions with family and friends without needing them to speak up
  • The laughter of children

If you have hearing loss, you might still hear these things to some extent but they are most likely not as enjoyable.

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