You’ve been seeking a way to maintain your youthfulness as you get older.
You’ve tried to find it in with diet, supplements, exercise. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on wrinkle creams and hair growth products. You even joined a Yoga class. You can stay happy and youthful regardless of your age.
But the good news is, there’s an affordable way to keep that youthful happy feeling which has scientific support. Yet, less than 16% of individuals who would benefit are taking advantage of it.
The “trick” is simple – they’re using their hearing aids to treat their hearing loss.
This trick may be the secret to feeling happy and youthful as we age.
How Common is Hearing Loss?
By the time you get to the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss increases dramatically. It even impacts children as young as 12.
As reported by a scientific study, 11% of people between the ages of 45 and 54 were experiencing some amount of hearing loss. It goes up to 90% by age 80. Almost 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of individuals 75 and older, are dealing with debilitating hearing loss.
Also, men under 70 are twice as likely to have hearing loss than women in the same age group.
Contrary to common notion most cases of hearing loss occur because of exposure to loud noise not aging. Over the course of their lives, some people are exposed to more damaging sound than others.
It’s not inevitable that somebody will get hearing loss but multiple studies have shown that your general happiness, youthfulness, and health are affected by failing to address any hearing loss you already have.
Yet just 1 out of 7 people who should be using hearing aids have them.
Your Key to Happiness And Youthfulness is Your Hearing Aid
Wearing your hearing aid has been directly related to the following outcomes:
- participating in social situations 20% more often
One of the things that make life great, you’ll concur, is being with others. When you spend time doing things you enjoy, with those you love, you feel younger and happier.
People are more likely to remain socially active when they wear their hearing aid every day..
- Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression
Feelings which are related to depression such as sadness and loneliness, according to some studies, are not as likely to be reported when someone who has hearing loss regularly wears their hearing aid.
Feeling as if people are attempting to avoid them or are angry with them is also not as likely. It’s not as common for them to practice self isolation.
Less depression means increased happiness.
- Being 24% less likely to suffer from mental decline
If you have someone 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 cognitive decline progresses, the individuals who are dealing with it are no longer able to do the things that make them feel youthful and happy.
If the straightforward act of using your hearing aid can decrease your chances of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be using it?
- Decreasing your risk of falling by 30%
The risk of falling and sustaining a serious injury becomes a real worry as we age. We’re not as steady as we once were. A bad fall could cause a serious fracture that results in a hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab.
That isn’t a place you want to be. Being in pain in the hospital isn’t at all fun.
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 let you spend more time with family and friends and less time stuck in a hospital bed.
- Misunderstandings and arguments are 30% less likely
How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you didn’t hear what someone actually said. Or maybe you think someone is yelling at you because they need to raise their voice so you can hear them.
A considerable strain on relationships can be the outcome of untreated hearing loss. It can result in resentment, anger, sadness, and other adverse emotions. But you will have more positive interactions with family and friends if you are able to hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Whatever age you might be, this will help you remain youthful and happy.
Reclaim what you’ve lost
Have you been wearing your hearing aid? You may have forgotten some of the basic joys in life that you’re missing, including:
- Conversations with friends and family without asking them to speak louder
- Children’s laughter
- The sounds of nature at your local park
- Outings and social clubs
If you have hearing loss, you may still hear these things to some degree but they are most likely not as pleasant.