You’ve been searching for a way to protect your youthfulness as you age.
You’ve tried to find it in with diet, supplements, exercise. You’ve already spent a lot on retaining your hair and keeping wrinkles at bay. You’ve even tried out yoga. It doesn’t matter what your age, you can remain youthful and happy.
But what if we told you there’s an easy 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 simple – they’re wearing their hearing aids to manage their hearing loss.
This trick might be the key to feeling happy and youthful as we age.
How Common is Hearing Loss?
The potential to experience hearing loss rises substantially by age 45. Even children as young as 12 are affected.
A study showed that out of all individuals 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 debilitating hearing loss and that number rises to 50% by age 80.
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 as a result of exposure to loud noise not aging. Some people are exposed to more damaging noises than others during the course of their lives.
Hearing loss isn’t an inevitability, but not treating your hearing loss has been shown by repeated studies, to impact your general happiness, health, and youthfulness.
Yet only 1 out of 7 people who should be wearing hearing aids wear them.
Your Secret to Happiness And Youthfulness is Your Hearing Aid
Using your hearing aid has been directly related to the following outcomes:
- Engaging in social situations 20% more often
You’ll agree, being with other people is one of the things that make life rewarding. When you spend time doing things you enjoy, with people you love, you feel younger and happier.
Individuals 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 including loneliness and sadness, according to some studies, are less likely to be reported when someone who has hearing loss routinely uses their hearing aid.
They’re also less likely to feel as though people are angry with them or trying to avoid them. They’re less likely to isolate themselves from others.
Less depression equals greater happiness.
- Less likelihood of enduring mental decline
If you have someone in your family that has dementia you know all too well how scary that can be. Cognitive decline makes people feel older because they’re constantly forgetting, and it takes longer for them to understand things.
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 simple act of using your hearing aid can reduce your chances of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be using it?
- Falling danger reduced by 30%
As we get older, the danger of falling and hurting ourselves becomes a real possibility. When we were younger, we were definitely more balanced. A hospital stay and several weeks of rehab may be the result if a serious fall results in a fracture.
That’s not a place you want to be. It’s not fun to be hospitalized in pain.
When you can get around with ease, you live a happier life. You’re more confident in your movements and less likely to be startled.
Hearing aids will make a hospital stay less likely and will allow you to spend more time with friends and family.
- Having 30% fewer arguments and misunderstandings
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.
Untreated hearing loss puts an enormous strain on your relationships with friends and family. It can lead to anger, resentment, sadness, and other negative emotions. But you will have more positive interactions with friends and family if you can hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Whatever age you might be, this will help you remain happy and youthful.
Reclaim what you’ve lost
Have you been wearing your hearing aid? You may have forgotten many of the basic joys in life that you’re missing, including:
- Conversations with friends and family without asking them to speak louder
- Social clubs and outings
- Children’s laughter
- The sounds of nature at your local park
If you have hearing loss, you may still hear these things to some extent but they are most likely not as enjoyable.