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HEARING TIPS

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

You’ve been looking for a way to retain your youthfulness as you age.

Diet, exercise, and vitamins have all been part of your program. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on retinol creams and hair growth programs. You even signed up for a Yoga class. You can stay happy and youthful at any age.

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

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

This trick may be the key to feeling happy and youthful as we age.

How Commonplace is Hearing Loss?

The possibility of experiencing hearing loss goes up substantially by age 45. Even children as young as 12 are impacted.

A study showed that out of all individuals between 45 and 54, hearing loss is experienced by 11% of them. By age 80 that percentage goes up to 90%. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, almost 25 % cope with disabling hearing loss and that number increases to 50% by age 80.

Furthermore, hearing loss is two times as common with men younger than 70 compared to women in the same age group.

While you most likely relate hearing loss with growing old, most hearing loss occurs as a result of exposure to loud and harmful noise. Over the course of their lives, some people are exposed to more damaging noise than others.

It isn’t inevitable that somebody will get hearing loss but multiple studies have revealed that your general youthfulness, happiness, and health are impacted by neglecting to address any hearing loss you already have.

Yet just 1 out of 7 individuals who would benefit from hearing aids wear them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Secret to Happiness And Youthfulness

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

  • Being 20% more likely to engage in social activities

You’ll agree, being with people is one of the things that make life worthwhile. When you spend time doing things you enjoy, with those you love, you feel happier and younger.

Those with hearing loss who wear their hearing aids are more likely to stay active and social.

  • Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression

Research has demonstrated that people with hearing loss who use hearing aids are less likely to report feelings of sadness and loneliness, which is connected with depression.

Feeling like people are trying to avoid them or are mad at them is also not as likely. They’re less likely to seclude themselves from others.

Less depression equals greater happiness.

  • Being 24% less likely to suffer from mental decline

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

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

If the simple act of using your hearing aid can reduce your chances of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be using it?

  • Decreasing your risk of falling by 30%

As we get older, the risk of falling and hurting ourselves becomes a real possibility. We’re not as stable as we once were. A nasty fall could cause a severe fracture that leads to a hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab.

That isn’t a place you want to be. It’s no fun to be hospitalized in pain.

When you can get around without difficulty, you live a happier life. You’re not as likely to be startled because you’re more confident with your movements.

Hearing aids will make a hospital stay less likely and will let you spend more time with family and friends.

  • Having 30% fewer misunderstandings and arguments

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

Neglected hearing loss puts an enormous strain on your relationships with friends and family. Resentment, anger, sadness, and other negative emotions are typically the consequence. But you will have more positive interactions with family and friends if you are able to hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Whatever age you may be, this will help you remain happy and youthful.

Whatever you’ve lost, reclaim it

Have you been wearing your hearing aid? You might have forgotten some of the simple joys in life that you’re missing, including:

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

You might think you can still hear these things clearly, but if you are experiencing hearing loss, they probably don’t sound as enjoyable as they once did.

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