Older man in kayak in the harbour raising his paddle in the air in youthful excitement because he treated his hearing loss and feels youthful.

There are lots of ways to feel more youthful. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often ignored.

For years, improving and extending your life has been linked to a healthy diet and exercise. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and improves weight control. But good hearing does just as much to keep you healthy and young.

The advantages you’re not considering about hearing maintenance

Check out all of the ways that healthy hearing increases confidence, gives you a better love life, and helps you remain youthful.

1. Interacting in a more balanced way

People who have hearing loss have the tendency to become estranged from society. They seclude themselves from others because of their impairment. How can you communicate during your pickleball game if you have trouble hearing? You may not even notice the issue until you’re already isolated from friends and relatives. Better hearing results in more confidence.

2. Better learning

Many people activate their minds by going back to college. You will learn better and enjoy yourself more when you’re in school if you have healthy hearing. You won’t need to sit in the front and ask the instructor for clarification on every concept. You’ll comprehend instructions more readily and have better social connection with other students.

3. Better sex

Seniors have better social lives if they have healthy hearing or wear hearing aids. Thanks to that, they’re able to maintain better general health and more independence. 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. Nutrients nourish and protect the ears and when there is strong blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.

5. Reduced danger of falling

Hearing loss also decreases spatial awareness and potentially causes worse balance. Seniors who have lost only 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with no hearing loss.

6. Better reaction time

Our senses trigger our instincts including reaction time to danger or alerts. You will keep yourself and others around you safer if you can react quickly to alerts, sirens, fire alarms, and other warnings which healthy hearing will help you do.

7. Fewer hospital stays

A senior’s danger of inactivity, depression, falling, and accidents are all elevated by hearing loss. Seniors often become hospitalized as a direct or indirect result of depression or accidents.

8. Increased confidence

Difficulty communicating results in insecurity and lack of confidence. It’s not uncommon for a person with this kind of confidence issues to steer clear of 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 without hearing loss performs better on the job. You might miss important information, safety measures, or instructions. And you’re regularly missing information from your teammates during zoom meetings. Good job performance and results rely on participation.

10. Reduced onset of dementia

Loss of hearing has been related to the onset of cognitive decline because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. Cognitive decline is induced partly by shrinkage of the brain which takes place as people age. An increased chance of dementia derives from an increased shrinkage of the brain.

Enjoy a better quality of life

You will feel more self-confident when you’re able to communicate with your friends and loved ones and that will allow you to go out and enjoy your favorite activities. It’s best to deal with your hearing loss and safeguard your ears if you want to stay youthful. We can help, give us a call.

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