You’ve been in search of a way to retain your youthfulness as you get older.
You’ve tried to find it in your diet, exercise, and supplements. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on retinol creams and hair growth programs. You even joined a Yoga class. You can stay happy and youthful at any age.
But what if we told you there’s a simple method 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 deal with their hearing loss.
As we age, this may be the trick to staying youthful and happy.
How Commonplace is Hearing Loss?
By the time you reach the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss goes up significantly. 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. It increases 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 rises to 50% by age 80.
Moreover, hearing loss is twice as common with men younger than 70 compared to women in the same age group.
Contrary to common notion most instances of hearing loss occur because of exposure to loud noise not aging. Some people are exposed to more damaging noises than others during the course of their lives.
It’s not inevitable that a person will get hearing loss but multiple studies have shown that your general youthfulness, happiness, and health are affected by failing to treat any hearing loss you already have.
But hearing aids are worn by just 1 out of 7 individuals who actually need them.
Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Youthfulness And Happiness
The following outcomes have been directly related to using hearing aids:
- Engaging in social interaction 20% more often
One thing that makes life wonderful, you’ll agree, is being around other people. When you spend time taking part in things you enjoy, with those you love, you feel happier and younger.
Individuals with hearing loss who use their hearing aids are more likely to remain active and social.
- Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression
Research has demonstrated that people with hearing loss who wear hearing aids are less likely to report sad feelings and loneliness, which is linked to depression.
They’re also not as likely to feel like people are angry with them or trying to avoid them. It’s not as common for them to practice self isolation.
Less depression means increased 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. It takes longer for a person with cognitive decline to understand 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 happy and youthful because they become unable to do them.
If your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s can be lowered by simply using hearing aids, shouldn’t you be doing that.
- Decreasing your risk of falling by 30%
As we age, the chances of falling and injuring ourselves becomes a bitter reality. We’re not as steady as we once were. A hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab could be the consequence 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 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 misunderstandings and arguments
How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you failed to hear what someone actually said. Or maybe you think someone is yelling at you because they have to raise their voice so you can hear them.
Neglected hearing loss puts a huge strain on your relationships with family and friends. Resentment, anger, sadness, and other unfavorable emotions are often the outcome. But using your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will lead to more positive interactions with your family and friends. Helping you remain happy and youthful at any age.
Reclaim what you’ve lost
Have you been using your hearing aid? You might have forgotten some of the simple joys in life that you’re missing, including:
- The sounds of nature at your local park
- Outings and social clubs
- The laughter of children
- Discussions with friends and family without asking them to speak louder
If you have hearing loss, you may still hear these things to some degree but they are probably not as enjoyable.