Signs of Aging Are Slowed Down by Hearing Aids

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

Exercise, vitamins, and diet have all been part of your routine. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on retinol creams and hair growth products. You’ve even tried out yoga. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can stay youthful and happy.

But what if you found out that there’s an easy way to remain happy and feeling young that’s affordable and supported by science. Yet, fewer than 16% of individuals who would benefit are taking advantage of it.

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

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

How Commonplace is Hearing Loss?

By the time you get to the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss rises substantially. It even affects children as young as 12.

A study showed that out of all individuals between 45 and 54, hearing loss is experienced by 11% of them. It goes up to 90% by age 80. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, nearly 25 % experience disabling hearing loss and that number goes up to 50% by age 80.

Also, men younger than 70 are two times as likely to have hearing loss than women in the same age group.

Contrary to common notion most cases of hearing loss happen because of exposure to loud noise not aging. Over the course of their lives, some people are exposed to more harmful noise than others.

It isn’t inevitable that a person will get hearing loss but numerous studies have shown that your overall youthfulness, happiness, and health are impacted by neglecting to treat any hearing loss you’re already experiencing.

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

Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Happiness And Youthfulness

Using your hearing aid has been directly related to the following outcomes:

  • Engaging in social situations 20% more frequently

One of the things that make life tremendous, you’ll agree, is being around other people. When you spend time doing things you enjoy, with those you love, you feel younger and happier.

Individuals are more likely to remain socially active when they wear their hearing aid every day..

  • Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression

Research has revealed that people who have hearing loss who wear hearing aids are less likely to report feelings of sadness and loneliness, which is connected with depression.

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

Less depression equals greater happiness.

  • Being 24% less likely to suffer from mental decline

If you have a dad, mom, or aunt who is coping with dementia, you know how frightening it is for the family and the person in mental decline. 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 progresses, the people who are coping with it are no longer capable of doing the things that make them feel happy and youthful.

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

  • Decreasing your risk of falling by 30%

As we get older, the danger of falling and hurting ourselves becomes a bitter reality. We’re not as balanced as we once were. A nasty fall could cause a serious fracture that results in a hospital stay and several weeks of rehab.

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

When you can get around with ease, you live a happier life. You’re less likely to be startled because you’re more confident with your movements.

Using your hearing aid will allow you to spend more time with family and friends and less time cooped up in a hospital bed.

  • Having 30% fewer misunderstandings and arguments

How many arguments begin because you believed you heard someone say something unfavorable, but in reality, the person said something else? Or, maybe, a friend raises her voice so you can hear her more distinctly, but you think she’s yelling at you.

A massive strain on relationships can be the result of neglected hearing loss. It can create resentment, anger, sadness, and other adverse emotions. But using your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will create more positive connections with your family and friends. Helping you remain happy and youthful at any age.

Recover what you’ve lost

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

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

If you have hearing loss, you might still hear these things to some degree but they are probably not as enjoyable.

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