As you’ve been getting older, you’ve most likely been on the lookout for ways to preserve 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 wrinkle creams and hair growth programs. You even joined a Yoga class. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can stay youthful and happy.
But what if you found out that there’s a simple method to remain happy and feeling young that’s inexpensive and backed by science. Yet, among individuals who would benefit, less than 16% are taking advantage of it.
The “trick” is simple – 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.
Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?
The potential to experience hearing loss rises significantly by age 45. Even children as young as 12 are impacted.
A study showed that out of all people between 45 and 54, hearing loss is experienced by 11% of them. By age 80 that percentage increases to 90%. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, almost 25 percent experience disabling hearing loss and that number rises to 50% by age 80.
Also, men younger than 70 are twice as likely to experience hearing loss than women in the same age group.
Contrary to common belief most cases of hearing loss develop as a result of exposure to loud noise not aging. Over the course of their lives, some people are exposed to more damaging sound than others.
Hearing loss isn’t an inevitability, but failing to treat your hearing loss has been demonstrated by consistent studies, to affect your overall health, happiness, and youthfulness.
But hearing aids are worn by only 1 out of 7 people who actually need them.
Your Hearing Aid is The Secret to Youthfulness And Happiness
Wearing your hearing aid has been directly linked to the following results:
- Engaging in social interaction 20% more often
You’ll agree, being around other people is one of the things that make life rewarding. You feel younger and happier when you spend treasured time with people you love doing the activities you enjoy.
People with hearing loss who wear their hearing aids are more likely to remain active and social.
- Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression
Feelings which are connected to depression such as sadness and loneliness, according to some studies, are less likely to be reported when someone with hearing loss regularly wears their hearing aid.
Feeling as if people are trying to avoid them or are mad at them is also less likely. They’re not as likely to isolate themselves from others.
Less depression means increased happiness.
- Being 24% less likely to suffer from cognitive decline
If you have a mom, dad, or aunt who is coping with dementia, you know how frightening it is for the family and the person in cognitive decline. Mental decline makes people feel older because they’re always forgetting, and it takes longer for them to understand things.
As the decline continues, they lose lots of the things that make them happy and youthful because they become unable to do them.
If the straightforward act of using your hearing aid can decrease your chances of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be wearing it?
- Falling risk decreased by 30%
As we get older, the chances of falling and injuring ourselves becomes a real possibility. We’re not as sturdy as we were in the past. A nasty fall could cause a serious fracture that results in a hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab.
That isn’t where you want to spend your time. Being in pain in the hospital isn’t at all fun.
When you can get around easily, you live a happier life. You’re more confident in your movements and less likely to be startled.
Using your hearing aid will allow you to spend more time with friends and family 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, perhaps, a friend raises her voice so you can hear her more clearly, but you think she’s yelling at you.
A huge strain on relationships can be the result of untreated hearing loss. It can lead to anger, resentment, sadness, and other unfavorable emotions. But using your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will lead to more positive connections with your family and friends. Whatever age you may be, this will help you stay youthful and happy.
Whatever you’ve lost, reclaim it
Have you been using your hearing aid? Many of the basic joys in life that you’ve been missing include:
- Conversations with friends and family without needing them to speak up
- The laughter of children
- The sounds of nature at your local park
- Social clubs and outings
You may think you can still hear these things clearly, but if you are experiencing hearing loss, they probably don’t sound as pleasant as they once did.