There are many ways to feel more youthful. But protecting your hearing is one way that is frequently ignored.
Diet and exercise have been promoted for years as a proven way to extend your lifespan as well as improve your quality of life. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and promotes weight control. But good hearing does just as much to keep you healthy and young.
The benefits you’re not considering regarding hearing maintenance
Check out all of the ways that healthy hearing increases confidence, gives you a better sex life, and helps you stay youthful.
1. More productive interactions
Hearing loss tends to cause people to become estranged from friends and loved ones. They let their impairment separate them from people and information. If you’re having a difficult time hearing, how will you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? It’s an easy issue to go undetected until you find you’re isolated from friends, family members, and co-workers. A boost in confidence will also result from better hearing.
2. Increased learning
Many individuals go back to school to invigorate their minds. You will learn better and enjoy yourself more when you’re in school if you have healthy hearing. You won’t have to sit up front and ask the instructor for repetition on every idea. You’ll comprehend directions more readily and have better social interaction with other students.
3. Better sex
Seniors who have no loss of hearing or wear hearing aids have a better social life. More independence and better overall health are the results. All of these things lead to a surprisingly better sex life.
4. Increased blood flow
Exercising is helpful for numerous reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Increased blood flow helps nourish the ears with nutrients that protect your hearing.
5. Reduced danger of falling
Hearing loss also decreases spatial awareness and potentially leads to worse balance. Seniors are three times more likely to have a fall with a hearing loss of only 25 decibels than seniors with healthy hearing.
6. Increased reaction time
Our senses activate our instincts including reaction time to alerts or danger. With better hearing, you’ll respond to fire alarms, sirens, and other alerts more rapidly resulting in better safety for yourself and those around you.
7. Fewer hospital stays
Loss of hearing raises a senior’s risk of accidents, falls, and depression as well as inactivity. Depression and accidents are often reasons that seniors end up becoming hospitalized and they can contribute to other reasons for hospitalization.
8. Increased confidence
Insecurity and a lack of confidence are often the results when somebody has a hard time communicating. It’s not unusual for a person with this kind of confidence issues to stay away from social gatherings and to seclude themselves. This behavior further isolates the person which causes a continuing cycle.
9. Better job satisfaction
It makes sense that someone who doesn’t have hearing loss does better at work. You may miss important information, safety precautions, or instructions. Not to mention the trouble you had when attempting to comprehend and keep up with your teammates during your last Zoom call. Good job performance and results depend on participation.
10. Decreased risk of cognitive decline
Because of a loss of social contact and overall stimulation, hearing loss has been connected to cognitive decline. As we get older our brains tend to shrink and that is one factor in the onset of dementia. A greater chance of dementia comes from increased shrinkage of the brain.
Enjoy a better quality of life
Interacting and communicating with your family members will facilitate self-confidence, resulting in your ability to go out there and enjoy the things you love to do. If you want to feel younger, it’s best to deal with your hearing loss and safeguard your hearing. Call us, we can help!