Hearing Health Blog

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

Diet, exercise, and vitamins have all been part of your regimen. You’ve already spent too much on keeping your hair and keeping wrinkles at bay. You even signed up for a Yoga class. You can stay happy and youthful regardless of your age.

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

The “trick” is easy – they’re wearing their hearing aids to deal with their hearing loss.

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

How Common is Hearing Loss?

The possibility of experiencing hearing loss rises significantly by age 45. Even children as young as 12 are impacted.

According to a scientific study, 11% of individuals between the ages of 45 and 54 were experiencing some degree of hearing loss. By age 80 that percentage increases to 90%. Almost 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of people 75 and over, are suffering from disabling hearing loss.

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

While you probably associate hearing loss with aging, most hearing loss occurs as a result of exposure to loud and harmful sounds. Over the course of their lives, some individuals are exposed to more harmful noise than others.

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

Yet just 1 out of 7 individuals who would benefit from hearing aids have them.

Your Secret to Happiness And Youthfulness is Your Hearing Aid

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

  • Engaging in social interaction 20% more often

You’ll agree, being with people is one of the things that make life worthwhile. When you spend time taking part in things you enjoy, with those you love, you feel younger and happier.

People with hearing loss who use their hearing aids are more likely to remain active and social.

  • Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression

Feelings which are associated with depression such as sadness and loneliness, according to some studies, are not as likely to be reported when someone who has hearing loss routinely wears their hearing aid.

They’re also less likely to feel as if people are mad at them or attempting to avoid them. They’re less likely to seclude themselves from others.

Less depression means greater happiness.

  • Less likelihood of suffering from mental decline

If you have a person 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 understand things and they are frequently forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.

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

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

  • Minimizing your risk of falling by 30%

The chances of falling and sustaining a severe injury becomes a serious concern as we age. We’re not as stable as we once were. A bad fall could cause a serious fracture that results in a hospital stay and several weeks of rehab.

That’s not a place you want to be. It’s no fun to be hospitalized in pain.

When you can get around easily, you live a happier life. 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 arguments and misunderstandings

How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you didn’t hear what someone actually said. Or perhaps you think someone is yelling at you because they have to raise their voice so you can hear them.

Neglected hearing loss puts a tremendous strain on your relationships with friends and family. Resentment, anger, sadness, and other undesirable emotions are frequently the outcome. But using your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will create more positive interactions with your friends and family members. Helping you remain youthful and happy at any age.

Reclaim what you’ve lost

Have you been wearing your hearing aid? Some of the basic joys in life that you’ve been missing include:

  • Outings and social clubs
  • The sounds of nature at your local park
  • Conversations with family and friends without needing them to speak louder
  • 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 pleasant as they once did.

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