You’ve been seeking a way to maintain your youthfulness as you age.
You’ve tried to find it in with diet, exercise, and supplements. You’ve already spent a lot on keeping your hair and keeping wrinkles in check. You even signed up for a Yoga class. You can stay happy and youthful at any age.
But what if you found out that there’s an easy way to stay happy and feeling young that’s inexpensive and supported by science. Yet, less than 16% of individuals who would benefit are taking advantage of it.
The “trick” is easy – they’re wearing their hearing aids to deal with their hearing loss.
This trick may be the secret to feeling happy and youthful as we age.
Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?
By the time you get to the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss increases dramatically. Even children as young as 12 are impacted.
A study showed that out of all people between 45 and 54, hearing loss is experienced by 11% of them. By age 80 that percentage increases to 90%. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, almost 25 % cope with disabling hearing loss and that number goes up to 50% by age 80.
Also, men under 70 are two times as likely to have hearing loss than women in the same age group.
Contrary to common notion most instances of hearing loss happen because of exposure to loud noise not aging. Some individuals are exposed to more harmful sounds than others during the course of their lives.
It isn’t inevitable that somebody will get hearing loss but multiple studies have revealed that your general happiness, youthfulness, and health are impacted by failing to treat any hearing loss you’re already experiencing.
Yet just 1 in 7 individuals who should be wearing hearing aids wear them.
Your Key to Happiness And Youthfulness is Your Hearing Aid
Using your hearing aid has been directly linked to the following results:
- Engaging in social situations 20% more frequently
You’ll agree, being around people is one of the things that make life rewarding. You feel younger and happier when you spend cherished time with people you love doing the activities you take pleasure in.
People are more likely to stay socially active when they wear their hearing aid every day..
- Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression
Feelings which are related to depression such as sadness and loneliness, according to some studies, are less likely to be reported when someone who has hearing loss routinely uses their hearing aid.
They’re also less likely to feel as if people are angry with them or trying to avoid them. It’s not as common for them to engage in self isolation.
Increased happiness is the outcome of less depression.
- Less likelihood of enduring mental decline
If you have a person in your family that is suffering from dementia you know all too well how scary that can be. It takes longer for a person with cognitive decline to understand things and they are constantly forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.
As the decline goes on, they lose many of the things that make them youthful and happy because they become unable to do them.
If your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s can be lowered by simply using hearing aids, shouldn’t you be doing that.
- Falling risk reduced by 30%
The risk of falling and sustaining a serious injury becomes a real worry as we age. When we were younger, we were much more balanced. A hospital stay and several weeks of rehab could be the consequence if a serious fall results in a fracture.
That’s not a place you want to be. It’s not fun to be hospitalized in pain.
You’re happier when you’re capable of getting around easily. You’re not as likely to be startled because you’re more confident with your movements.
Wearing your hearing aid will allow you to spend more time with family and friends and less time cooped up in a hospital bed.
- Misunderstandings and arguments are 30% less likely
How many disputes start because you thought you heard someone say something negative, but in reality, the person said something else? Or, maybe, a friend raises her voice so you can hear her more clearly, but you think she’s yelling at you.
A considerable strain on relationships can be the result of neglected hearing loss. Resentment, anger, sadness, and other negative emotions are often the outcome. 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 stay happy and youthful.
Recover what you’ve lost
Have you been using your hearing aid? You might have forgotten many of the basic joys in life that you’re missing, like the following:
- Outings and social clubs
- The sounds of nature at your local park
- The laughter of children
- Discussions with family and friends without asking them to speak louder
If you have hearing loss, you might still hear these things to some extent but they are probably not as pleasant.