HEARING TIPS

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As you’ve been getting older, you’ve most likely been looking for ways to maintain your youthfulness.

You’ve looked for it in your diet, supplements, exercise. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on retinol creams and hair growth products. You even signed up for a Yoga class. You can stay happy and youthful regardless of your age.

But what if you found out that there’s a simple method to stay happy and feeling young that’s inexpensive and supported by science. Yet, fewer than 16% of people who would benefit are taking advantage of it.

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

This trick might be the secret to feeling happy and youthful as we age.

Is Hearing Loss Very Common?

By the time you get to the age of 45, your chance of developing hearing loss rises 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. It goes up to 90% by age 80. Almost 25% of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of those 75 and older, are dealing with debilitating hearing loss.

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

While you probably correlate hearing loss with aging, most hearing loss happens because of exposure to loud and harmful sounds. Over the course of their lives, some people are exposed to more harmful sound than others.

Hearing loss isn’t an inevitability, but not treating your hearing loss has been demonstrated by consistent studies, to influence your overall health, happiness, and youthfulness.

But hearing aids are worn by just 1 out of 7 people who actually need them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Youthfulness And Happiness

The following results have been directly related to using hearing aids:

  • Being 20% more likely to take part in social activities

One thing that makes life wonderful, you’ll agree, is being with others. You feel younger and happier when you spend precious time with people you love doing the activities you enjoy.

People are more likely to remain socially active when they wear their hearing aid regularly..

  • Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression

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

Feeling like people are trying to avoid them or are angry with them is also less likely. It’s not as common for them to engage in self isolation.

Increased happiness is the result of less depression.

  • Being 24% less likely to experience cognitive decline

If you have a person in your family that is suffering from dementia you know all too well how scary that can be. Mental decline makes people feel older because they’re continually forgetting, and it takes longer for them to process things.

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

If the straightforward act of using your hearing aid can decrease your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be wearing it?

  • Decreasing your risk of falling by 30%

As we age, the danger of falling and injuring ourselves becomes a bitter reality. When we were younger, we were much more stable. A bad fall could cause a severe fracture that results in a hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab.

That’s not a place you want to be. It’s not fun to be in the hospital in pain.

You’re happier when you’re able to get around easily. You’re more sure of your movements and less likely to be startled.

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 disputes start because you thought you heard somebody say something negative, but in reality, the person said something else? Or maybe you think somebody is yelling at you because they have to raise their voice so you can hear them.

Neglected hearing loss puts an enormous strain on your relationships with friends and family. Resentment, sadness, anger, and other undesirable emotions are typically 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 remain happy and youthful.

Whatever you’ve lost, get it back

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

  • Conversations with friends and family without asking them to speak up
  • Social clubs and outings
  • The sounds of nature at your local park
  • The laughter of children
  • Music

You may believe you can still hear these things clearly, but if you are suffering from hearing loss, they probably don’t sound as delightful as they once did.

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