Signs of Aging Are Slowed by Hearing Aids

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

You’ve been in search of a way to maintain your youthfulness as you age.

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’ve even tried yoga. It doesn’t matter what your age, you can remain happy and youthful.

But what if you found out that there’s an easy method to stay happy and feeling young that’s inexpensive and supported by science. Yet, among individuals who would benefit, less than 16% are taking advantage of it.

The “trick” is easy – they’re using their hearing aids to deal with their hearing loss.

As we age, this may be the trick to staying youthful and happy.

Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?

By the time you get to the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss rises substantially. 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. It increases to 90% by age 80. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, almost 25 percent cope with disabling hearing loss and that number increases to 50% by age 80.

Also, men under 70 are two times as likely to experience hearing loss than women in the same age group.

Contrary to common belief most instances of hearing loss develop because of exposure to loud noise not aging. Over the course of their lives, some people are exposed to more damaging noise than others.

It’s not inevitable that somebody will get hearing loss but numerous studies have shown that your general happiness, youthfulness, and health are affected by neglecting to treat any hearing loss you already have.

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

Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Youthfulness And Happiness

The following results have been directly related to using hearing aids:

  • Being 20% more likely to engage in social activities

One of the things that make life great, you’ll concur, is being with others. When you spend time doing things you enjoy, with people you love, you feel happier and younger.

Individuals with hearing loss who wear their hearing aids are more likely to remain active and social.

  • Being 30% less likely to suffer from depression

Feelings which are connected to depression such as loneliness and sadness, according to some studies, are not as likely to be reported when somebody with hearing loss routinely uses their hearing aid.

Feeling like people are trying to avoid them or are angry with them is also not as likely. They’re not as likely to seclude themselves from others.

Increased happiness is the result of less depression.

  • Less likelihood of enduring mental decline

If you have somebody in your family that is suffering from dementia you know all too well how scary that can be. Mental decline makes people feel older because they’re continually forgetting, and it takes longer for them to process things.

As the decline goes on, they lose many of the things that make them youthful and happy because they become unable to do them.

If your risk of getting dementia and Alzheimer’s can be lowered by simply wearing hearing aids, shouldn’t you be doing that.

  • Decreasing your risk of falling by 30%

The risk of falling and sustaining a severe injury becomes a real worry as we age. We’re not as balanced as we once were. A nasty fall could cause a serious fracture that leads to a hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab.

That isn’t a place you want to be. It’s no fun to be in the hospital in pain.

When you can get around easily, 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 family and friends.

  • Having 30% fewer arguments and misunderstandings

How many arguments begin because you thought you heard someone say something unfavorable, but in reality, the person said something else? Or, maybe, a friend raises her voice so you can hear her more distinctly, but you think she’s yelling at you.

Untreated hearing loss puts an enormous strain on your relationships with family and friends. It can create anger, resentment, sadness, and other unfavorable emotions. But using your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will produce more positive connections with your family and friends. Helping you remain youthful and happy at any age.

Whatever you’ve lost, get it back

Have you been using your hearing aid? You may have forgotten some of the simple joys in life that you’re missing, like the following:

  • The sounds of nature at your local park
  • Music
  • The laughter of children
  • Conversations with family and friends without asking them to speak up
  • Outings and social clubs

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

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