HEARING TIPS

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As you’ve been getting older, you’ve probably been trying to find ways to maintain your youthfulness.

Exercise, vitamins, and diet have all been part of your program. You’ve already spent too much on retaining your hair and keeping wrinkles at bay. You even joined a Yoga class. It doesn’t matter what your age, you can remain happy and youthful.

But what if we told you there’s a simple method to remain happy and feeling young that’s inexpensive and backed by science. Yet, among individuals who would benefit, fewer than 16% are taking advantage of it.

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

As we age, this may be the trick to remaining youthful and happy.

How Common is Hearing Loss?

By the time you reach the age of 45, your chance of developing hearing loss goes up dramatically. It even affects children as young as 12.

According to a scientific study, 11% of individuals between the ages of 45 and 54 were dealing with some amount of hearing loss. It increases to 90% by age 80. Nearly 25% of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of those 75 and over, are suffering from disabling hearing loss.

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

Contrary to common notion most cases of hearing loss develop as a result of exposure to loud noise not aging. Some individuals are exposed to more harmful sounds than others during the course of their lives.

It’s not inevitable that somebody will get hearing loss but multiple studies have revealed that your overall happiness, youthfulness, and health are affected by neglecting to address any hearing loss you already have.

Yet just 1 out of 7 people who should be using hearing aids wear them.

Your Secret to Happiness And Youthfulness is Your Hearing Aid

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

  • participating in social interaction 20% more frequently

One of the things that make life tremendous, you’ll agree, is being with others. You feel happier and younger when you spend precious time with those you love doing the activities you enjoy.

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 associated with depression such as loneliness and sadness, according to some studies, are not so likely to be reported when someone with hearing loss regularly wears their hearing aid.

They’re also not as likely to feel like people are angry with them or trying to avoid them. They’re not as likely to isolate themselves from others.

Increased happiness is the result of less depression.

  • Being 24% less likely to suffer from mental decline

If you have somebody in your family that has dementia you know all too well how scary that can be. It takes longer for a person with cognitive decline to process things and they are frequently forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.

As cognitive decline worsens, the people who are dealing with it are no longer capable of doing the things that make them feel happy and youthful.

If the straightforward act of using your hearing aid can lessen 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 chances of falling and injuring ourselves becomes a real possibility. When we were younger, we were definitely more balanced. A hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab may be the result if a serious fall leads to a fracture.

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

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 allow you to spend more time with friends and family.

  • Having 30% fewer misunderstandings and arguments

How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you failed to hear what someone actually said. Or perhaps you think someone is yelling at you because they need to raise their voice so you can hear them.

A massive strain on relationships can be the result of neglected hearing loss. Resentment, anger, sadness, and other undesirable emotions are frequently the outcome. But you will have more positive interactions with family and friends if you can hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Whatever age you may be, this will help you stay youthful and happy.

Recover what you’ve lost

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

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

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

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