As you’ve been getting older, you’ve probably been looking for 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 even joined a Yoga class. You can stay happy and youthful regardless of your age.
But fortunately, there’s an inexpensive way to keep that youthful happy feeling which has scientific support. Yet, among individuals who would benefit, fewer than 16% are taking advantage of it.
The “trick” is easy – they’re using their hearing aids to deal with their hearing loss.
This trick might be the key to feeling happy and youthful as we age.
How Commonplace is Hearing Loss?
By the time you get to the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss increases dramatically. It even affects children as young as 12.
A study showed that out of all people 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 % experience disabling hearing loss and that number rises to 50% by age 80.
Additionally, hearing loss is two times as common with men under the age of 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. Over the course of their lives, some people are exposed to more harmful noise than others.
Hearing loss isn’t an inevitability, but not treating your hearing loss has been demonstrated by repeated studies, to impact your general happiness, health, and youthfulness.
But hearing aids are worn by only 1 out of 7 people who actually need them.
Your Hearing Aid is The Secret to Youthfulness And Happiness
The following results have been directly linked to wearing hearing aids:
- Being 20% more likely to take part in social activities
One thing that makes life tremendous, you’ll concur, is being with other people. When you spend time taking part in things you like to do, with people you love, you feel happier and younger.
Those with hearing loss who use their hearing aids are more likely to remain active and social.
- Being 30% less likely to suffer from depression
Feelings which are related to depression-like loneliness and sadness, according to some studies, are not so likely to be reported when someone with hearing loss regularly uses their hearing aid.
Feeling like people are trying to avoid them or are mad at them is also not as likely. They’re less likely to seclude themselves from others.
Increased happiness is the result of less depression.
- Being 24% less likely to deal with cognitive decline
If you have a dad, mom, or aunt with dementia, you know how scary it is for the family and the individual in cognitive decline. Cognitive decline makes people feel older because they’re always forgetting, and it takes longer for them to understand things.
As the decline continues, they lose many 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 wearing 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 stable as we were in the past. A hospital stay and several weeks of rehab may be the outcome if a bad fall leads to a fracture.
That isn’t 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 not as likely to be startled because you’re more confident with your movements.
Wearing your hearing aid will allow you to spend more time with family and friends and less time stuck in a hospital bed.
- Arguments and misunderstandings are 30% less likely
How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you failed to hear what someone actually said. Or perhaps you think somebody is yelling at you because they need to raise their voice so you can hear them.
Neglected hearing loss puts a tremendous strain on your relationships with family and friends. It can create resentment, anger, sadness, and other negative emotions. But you will have more positive interactions with family and friends if you are able to hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Helping you remain happy and youthful 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:
- Conversations with family and friends without needing them to speak up
- Outings and social clubs
- The sounds of nature at your local park
- Children’s laughter
If you have hearing loss, you might still hear these things to some degree but they are most likely not as enjoyable.