Signs of Aging Are Slowed Down by Hearing Aids

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

You’ve been looking for a way to protect your youthfulness as you age.

Diet, exercise, and vitamins have all been part of your regimen. 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 what your age, you can stay youthful and happy.

But what if we told you there’s a simple method to stay 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 treat their hearing loss.

This trick might be the secret to feeling happy and youthful as we age.

How Common is Hearing Loss?

The potential to experience hearing loss rises substantially by age 45. It even impacts children as young as 12.

A study showed that out of all people between 45 and 54, hearing loss is experienced by 11% of them. It goes up to 90% by age 80. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, almost 25 percent cope with debilitating hearing loss and that number increases to 50% by age 80.

Also, men under 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 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 isn’t inevitable that somebody will get hearing loss but countless studies have revealed that your overall happiness, youthfulness, and health are impacted by failing to deal with any hearing loss you already have.

But hearing aids are used by only 1 out of 7 individuals who actually need them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Happiness And Youthfulness

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

  • participating in social situations 20% more frequently

One of the things that make life wonderful, you’ll agree, is being around other people. When you spend time taking part in things you enjoy, with people you love, you feel younger and happier.

Those 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-like 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.

Feeling like people are trying to avoid them or are mad at them is also not as likely. It’s not as common for them to engage in self isolation.

Greater happiness is the result of less depression.

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

As the decline goes on, they lose lots 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 decrease your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be using it?

  • Falling risk reduced by 30%

The chances of falling and sustaining a serious injury becomes a serious worry as we age. When we were younger, we were definitely more balanced. A nasty fall could cause a severe fracture that leads to a hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab.

That’s not a place you want to be. Being in pain in the hospital isn’t fun at all.

You’re happier when you’re able to get 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 let you spend more time with friends and family.

  • Having 30% fewer misunderstandings and arguments

How many arguments start because you believed you heard someone say something negative, but in reality, the person said something else? Or, perhaps, a friend raises her voice so you can hear her more clearly, but you think she’s yelling at you.

A massive strain on relationships can be the outcome of untreated hearing loss. It can lead to anger, resentment, sadness, and other negative emotions. But you will have more positive interactions with family and friends if you can hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Whatever age you may be, this will help you stay happy and youthful.

Recover what you’ve lost

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

  • Music
  • Social clubs and outings
  • Children’s laughter
  • The sounds of nature at your local park
  • Conversations with friends and family without asking them to speak louder

You might think you can still hear these things clearly, but if you are experiencing hearing loss, they most likely don’t sound as pleasant as they once did.

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