Signs of Aging Are Slowed Down by Hearing Aids

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

As you’ve been getting older, you’ve most likely been trying to find ways to maintain your youthfulness.

You’ve tried to find it in with diet, supplements, exercise. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on retinol creams and hair growth products. You’ve even tried out yoga. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can remain youthful and happy.

But what if you found out that there’s a simple way to stay happy and feeling young that’s affordable and supported by science. Yet, among people who would benefit, less than 16% are taking advantage of it.

The “trick” is simple – they’re using their hearing aids to manage their hearing loss.

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

Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?

The potential to experience hearing loss increases substantially by age 45. Even children as young as 12 are impacted.

According to a scientific study, 11% of individuals between the ages of 45 and 54 were dealing with some degree of hearing loss. By age 80 that percentage goes up to 90%. Nearly 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of those 75 and over, are dealing with debilitating hearing loss.

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

While you probably correlate hearing loss with aging, most hearing loss develops as a result of exposure to loud and harmful noise. Over the course of their lives, some people are exposed to more harmful noise than others.

It’s not inevitable that somebody will get hearing loss but countless studies have revealed that your general happiness, youthfulness, and health are impacted by neglecting to deal with any hearing loss you’re already experiencing.

Yet just 1 in 7 individuals who would benefit from hearing aids have them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Happiness And Youthfulness

Wearing your hearing aid has been directly linked to the following outcomes:

  • Being 20% more likely to take part in social activities

You’ll concur, being with others is one of the things that make life worthwhile. When you spend time taking part in things you like to do, with people you love, you feel younger and happier.

Individuals are more likely to remain socially active when they use their hearing aid regularly..

  • Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression

Research has revealed that people who have hearing loss who use hearing aids are less likely to report sad feelings and loneliness, which is associated with depression.

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

Increased happiness is the result of less depression.

  • Being 24% less likely to suffer from mental decline

If you have a person in your family that is suffering from dementia you know all too well how scary that can be. 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 cognitive decline worsens, the people who are coping with it are no longer able to do the things that make them feel happy and youthful.

If the simple act of using your hearing aid can reduce your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be wearing it?

  • Falling danger decreased by 30%

As we get older, the danger of falling and hurting ourselves becomes a real possibility. We’re not as steady as we once were. A nasty fall could cause a severe fracture that results in a hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab.

That’s not a place you want to be. It’s not fun to be in the hospital in pain.

You’re happier when you’re capable of getting around easily. 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 family and friends.

  • Having 30% fewer misunderstandings and arguments

How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you failed to hear what someone actually said. Or, maybe, a friend raises her voice so you can hear her more distinctly, but you think she’s yelling at you.

Neglected hearing loss puts a tremendous strain on your relationships with family and friends. Resentment, sadness, anger, and other negative emotions are typically the consequence. 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.

Whatever you’ve lost, get it back

Have you been wearing your hearing aid? You may have forgotten some of the basic joys in life that you’re missing, including:

  • Children’s laughter
  • Conversations with family and friends without asking them to speak louder
  • Nature sounds outdoors
  • Social clubs and outings
  • Music

If you have hearing loss, you might still hear these things to some extent but they are probably not as pleasant.

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