There are lots of ways to feel younger. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often overlooked.
Diet and exercise have been publicized for years as a proven way to increase your lifespan as well as improve your quality of life. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and improves weight control. But staying healthy and youthful also relies on good hearing.
Hearing maintenance benefits often neglected
Healthy hearing boosts confidence, improves your love life, and helps you remain young in the following 10 ways.
1. More fruitful interactions
Individuals with hearing loss have the tendency to become alienated from society. They let their impairment separate them from people and information. If you’re having a tough time hearing, how can you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? It’s an easy issue to go unnoticed until you find you’re isolated from friends, family members, and co-workers. Better hearing results in more confidence.
2. Improved ability to learn
Many people activate their minds by going back to school. If you’re in school, you will learn more and will have more fun if you can hear well. You won’t have to sit in the front and ask the instructor for clarification on every idea. You’ll comprehend instructions more easily and have better social interaction with other students.
3. Better sex
Seniors have better social lives if they have healthy hearing or wear hearing aids. More independence and better general health are the results. All of these things lead to a surprisingly better sex life.
4. Enhanced blood flow
Better hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is beneficial. Nutrients nourish and preserve the ears and when there is good blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.
5. Less risk of a fall
Hearing loss also reduces spatial awareness and potentially leads to worse balance. Seniors who have lost only 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with normal hearing.
6. Better reaction time
Our senses trigger our instincts including reaction time to alerts or danger. You will keep yourself and people around you safer if you can react quickly to alerts, sirens, fire alarms, and other warnings which good hearing will help you do.
7. Fewer hospital stays
Hearing loss raises a senior’s risk of accidents, falls, and depression not to mention inactivity. Accidents and depression are often reasons that seniors end up in the hospital and they can play a role in other reasons for hospitalization.
8. Increased confidence
Insecurity and a lack of confidence are frequently the results when someone has a hard time communicating. This lack of confidence could result in a reluctance to go to get-togethers, parties, meetings, and events. This can become a vicious cycle of self-consciousness and isolation.
9. Better job satisfaction
It makes sense that somebody who doesn’t have hearing loss does better at work. You may miss important information, safety precautions, or instructions. And you’re regularly missing information from your teammates during zoom meetings. Good job performance and results depend on participation.
10. Reduced chance of cognitive decline
Loss of hearing has been related to the onset of dementia because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. Cognitive decline is caused in part by shrinkage of the brain which occurs as people get older. Increased brain shrinkage leads to an increased potential of dementia.
Enjoy a better quality of life
Interacting and communicating with your family members will improve self-confidence, leading to your ability to get out there and enjoy the things you love to do. It’s best to deal with your hearing loss and safeguard your ears if you want to remain youthful. Call us, we can help!