Older man in kayak in the harbour raising his paddle in the air in youthful excitement because he treated his hearing loss and feels youthful.

Feeling more youthful can be accomplished in a wide variety of ways. However, one approach to staying young that isn’t always mentioned is to protect your hearing.

For years, enhancing and increasing your life has been linked to a healthy diet and exercise. It also helps counter heart disease, cancer, and promotes weight control. But good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.

Hearing maintenance benefits frequently ignored

Healthy hearing increases confidence, improves your love life, and helps you stay young in the following 10 ways.

1. Connecting in a more healthy way

Those with hearing loss tend to become estranged from society. They let their impairment separate them from people and information. How can you communicate during your pickleball match if you have difficulty hearing? You might not even notice the problem until you’re already estranged from friends and family members. A boost in confidence will also come from better hearing.

2. Improved learning ability

Many people activate their minds by going back to school. If you’re in school, you will learn more and enjoy yourself much more if you can hear well. You won’t have to sit up front and ask the instructor for repetition on every idea. You’ll understand ideas easier and have a smoother ability to communicate with your fellow students.

3. Better sex

Seniors have better social lives if they have healthy hearing or use hearing aids. Thanks to that, they’re able to preserve better overall health and more independence. And, surprisingly, you will also have a far better sex life.

4. Improved blood flow

Better hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is beneficial. Increased blood flow helps nourish the ears with nutrients that protect your hearing.

5. Less risk of a fall

Spacial awareness is diminished with hearing loss and that can result in a loss of balance. Seniors who have lost just 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with no hearing loss.

6. Better reaction time

Our instincts are activated by our senses and that includes how we react to danger. With better hearing, you’ll respond to fire alarms, sirens, and other alerts more rapidly resulting in better safety for yourself and others around you.

7. Fewer hospital stays

Hearing loss raises a senior’s risk of accidents, falls, and depression not to mention inactivity. Depression and accidents are frequently reasons that seniors end up in the hospital and they can play a role in other reasons for hospitalization.

8. Increased confidence

Difficulty communicating causes insecurity and lack of confidence. This lack of confidence might bring about a reluctance to go to gatherings, parties, meetings, and events. This behavior further isolates the person which causes a continuing cycle.

9. Better job satisfaction

It makes sense that somebody who doesn’t have hearing loss performs better at work. You could miss important information, safety precautions, or instructions. And you’re frequently missing information from your teammates during zoom calls. Good job performance and results rely on participation.

10. Reduced chance of cognitive decline

Because of a loss of social interaction and overall stimulation, hearing loss has been connected to cognitive decline. As we get older our brains tend to shrink and that is one factor in the onset of dementia. Greater brain shrinkage causes an increased risk of dementia.

Enjoy a better quality of life

You will feel more self-confident when you can communicate with your friends and loved ones and that will make it easier to go out and enjoy your favorite activities. If you want to feel younger, it’s best to deal with your hearing loss and protect your hearing. Call us, we can help!

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