Signs of Aging Are Slowed Down by Hearing Aids

Woman considering hearing aids as she looks at her image in a mirror.

You’ve been seeking a way to maintain your youthfulness as you age.

Diet, exercise, and vitamins have all been part of your routine. You’ve already spent a lot on retaining your hair and keeping wrinkles at bay. You even signed up for a Yoga class. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can remain youthful and happy.

But fortunately, there’s an inexpensive way to keep that youthful happy feeling which has scientific support. Yet, among individuals who would benefit, less than 16% are taking advantage of it.

The “trick” is easy – they’re wearing their hearing aids to treat their hearing loss.

This trick might be the secret to feeling happy and youthful as we age.

How Common 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.

A study showed that out of all people between 45 and 54, hearing loss is experienced by 11% of them. It increases to 90% by age 80. Nearly 25% of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of people 75 and older, are suffering from disabling hearing loss.

Also, men under 70 are twice as likely to experience hearing loss than women in the same age group.

Contrary to common notion most cases of hearing loss develop because of exposure to loud noise not aging. Over the course of their lives, some individuals are exposed to more damaging sound than others.

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

Yet just 1 in 7 individuals who should be wearing hearing aids wear them.

Your Secret to Happiness And Youthfulness is Your Hearing Aid

Wearing your hearing aid has been directly connected to the following results:

  • Being 20% more likely to take part in social activities

One thing that makes life great, you’ll agree, is being around others. When you spend time doing things you like to do, with people you love, you feel younger and happier.

People are more likely to remain socially active when they wear their hearing aid regularly..

  • Being 30% less likely to suffer from depression

Feelings which are related to depression such as loneliness and sadness, according to some studies, are not so 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 attempting to avoid them. It’s not as common for them to practice self isolation.

Less depression equals increased happiness.

  • Less likelihood of enduring mental decline

If you have a dad, mom, or aunt who is coping with dementia, you know how frightening it is for the family and the individual in cognitive decline. Mental decline makes people feel older because they’re always forgetting, and it takes longer for them to understand things.

As cognitive decline progresses, the individuals who are coping with it are no longer capable of doing the things that make them feel happy and youthful.

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

  • Reducing your risk of falling by 30%

As we age, the chances of falling and hurting ourselves becomes a bitter reality. When we were younger, we were definitely more balanced. A hospital stay and several weeks of rehab could be the consequence if a bad fall leads to a fracture.

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

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

Wearing your hearing aid will let you spend more time with family and friends and less time cooped up in a hospital bed.

  • Arguments and misunderstandings are 30% less likely

How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you failed to hear what someone actually said. Or, perhaps, a friend raises her voice so you can hear her more clearly, but you think she’s yelling at you.

A massive strain on relationships can be the result of untreated hearing loss. Resentment, anger, sadness, and other negative emotions are typically the consequence. But you will have more positive interactions with family and friends if you can hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Helping you stay happy and youthful at any age.

Whatever you’ve lost, reclaim it

Have you been wearing your hearing aid? Some of the basic joys in life that you’ve been missing include:

  • Nature sounds outdoors
  • Conversations with family and friends without needing them to speak up
  • Children’s laughter
  • Social clubs and outings
  • Music

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

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