Signs of Aging Are Slowed by Hearing Aids

Woman considering hearing aids as she looks at her image in a mirror.

You’ve been searching for a way to retain your youthfulness as you get older.

You’ve tried to find it in your diet, supplements, exercise. You’ve already spent too much on retaining your hair and keeping wrinkles in check. You even signed up for a Yoga class. It doesn’t matter what your age, you can stay youthful and happy.

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

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

This trick may be the key to feeling happy and youthful as we age.

Is Hearing Loss Very Common?

By the time you reach the age of 45, your chance of developing hearing loss goes up significantly. 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 experiencing some amount of hearing loss. By age 80 that percentage goes up to 90%. Almost 25% of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of individuals 75 and older, are dealing with debilitating hearing loss.

Moreover, hearing loss is twice as common with men under the age of 70 compared to women in the same age group.

While you probably relate hearing loss with growing old, most hearing loss happens as a result of exposure to loud and harmful sounds. Some people are exposed to more harmful sounds than others over the course of their lives.

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

Yet just 1 in 7 people who should be using hearing aids have them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Happiness And Youthfulness

The following outcomes have been directly related to wearing hearing aids:

  • Being 20% more likely to take part in social activities

One thing that makes life tremendous, you’ll concur, is being with others. You feel happier and younger when you spend treasured time with people you love doing the activities you take pleasure in.

People are more likely to remain socially active when they wear their hearing aid regularly..

  • Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression

Feelings which are connected to depression including loneliness and sadness, according to some studies, are less likely to be reported when someone who has hearing loss regularly wears their hearing aid.

They’re also less likely to feel like people are angry with them or attempting to avoid them. It’s not as common for them to practice self isolation.

Less depression equals increased happiness.

  • Being 24% less likely to suffer from cognitive 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 individual in cognitive decline. It takes longer for a person with cognitive decline to understand things and they are continually forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.

As cognitive decline worsens, the people who are coping with it are no longer capable of doing the things that make them feel youthful and happy.

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

  • Falling risk decreased by 30%

As we get older, the risk of falling and hurting ourselves becomes a real possibility. We’re not as steady as we once were. A hospital stay and several weeks of rehab could be the consequence if a bad fall results in a fracture.

That isn’t where you want to spend your time. It’s not fun to be hospitalized in pain.

When you can get around without difficulty, you live a happier life. You’re less 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.

  • Arguments and misunderstandings are 30% less likely

How many disputes start because you believed you heard somebody say something negative, but in reality, the person said something else? Or maybe you think someone is yelling at you because they have to raise their voice so you can hear them.

Untreated hearing loss puts a tremendous strain on your relationships with family and friends. It can result in anger, resentment, sadness, and other unfavorable 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 stay happy and youthful.

Whatever you’ve lost, get it back

Have you been using your hearing aid? Many of the simple joys in life that you’ve been missing include:

  • Nature sounds outdoors
  • Music
  • The laughter of children
  • Conversations with family and friends without asking them to speak louder
  • Social clubs and outings

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

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