You’ve been looking for a way to retain your youthfulness as you age.
Exercise, vitamins, and diet have all been part of your routine. You’ve already spent a lot on keeping your hair and keeping wrinkles in check. You even joined a Yoga class. You can stay happy and youthful at any age.
But what if you found out that there’s a simple way to remain happy and feeling young that’s inexpensive and supported by science. Yet, among people who would benefit, fewer than 16% are taking advantage of it.
The “trick” is easy – they’re using their hearing aids to deal with their hearing loss.
This trick might be the secret to feeling happy and youthful as we age.
Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?
By the time you reach the age of 45, your chance of developing hearing loss rises substantially. It even affects children as young as 12.
As reported by a scientific study, 11% of people between the ages of 45 and 54 were dealing with some amount of hearing loss. It increases to 90% by age 80. Almost 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of people 75 and over, are dealing with disabling hearing loss.
Also, men younger than 70 are two times as likely to have hearing loss than women in the same age group.
Contrary to common belief most instances of hearing loss develop as a result of exposure to loud noise not aging. Over the course of their lives, some individuals are exposed to more harmful sound than others.
Hearing loss isn’t an inevitability, but failing to treat your hearing loss has been demonstrated by consistent studies, to influence your general health, happiness, and youthfulness.
Yet just 1 out of 7 individuals who should be using hearing aids wear them.
Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Youthfulness And Happiness
The following results have been directly linked to wearing hearing aids:
- Being 20% more likely to participate in social activities
One thing that makes life great, you’ll concur, is being around others. When you spend time taking part in things you like to do, with people you love, you feel happier and younger.
Individuals are more likely to remain socially active when they use their hearing aid regularly..
- Being 30% less likely to have problems with depression
Feelings which are associated with depression-like sadness and loneliness, according to some studies, are not so likely to be reported when somebody who has hearing loss regularly uses their hearing aid.
They’re also not as likely to feel as if people are angry with them or trying to avoid them. It’s not as common for them to engage in self isolation.
Greater happiness is the result of less depression.
- Less likelihood of enduring mental decline
If you have a dad, mom, or aunt who is coping with dementia, you know how scary it is for the family and the person in cognitive decline. It takes longer for a person with cognitive decline to process things and they are continually forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.
As the decline continues, they lose many of the things that make them happy and youthful because they become unable to do them.
If your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s can be decreased by simply wearing hearing aids, shouldn’t you be doing that.
- Falling risk reduced by 30%
As we age, the danger of falling and hurting ourselves becomes a real possibility. When we were younger, we were definitely more stable. A nasty fall could cause a serious fracture that results in a hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab.
That’s not a place you want to be. It’s no fun to be hospitalized in pain.
You’re happier when you’re capable of getting around easily. 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.
- Misunderstandings and arguments are 30% less likely
How many arguments begin because you thought you heard somebody say something negative, but in fact, the person said something else? Or, perhaps, 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 untreated hearing loss. It can lead to anger, resentment, sadness, and other negative emotions. But using your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will create more positive interactions with your friends and family members. Whatever age you might be, this will help you stay youthful and happy.
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, including:
- Children’s laughter
- Nature sounds outdoors
- Outings and social clubs
- Conversations with family and friends without asking them to speak louder
If you have hearing loss, you might still hear these things to some extent but they are probably not as pleasant.