10 Hearing Tips to Make You Feel Younger

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 many ways. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often ignored.

Diet and exercise have been publicized for years as a confirmed way to extend your lifespan while improving your quality of life. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and improves weight control. But good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.

Hearing maintenance benefits often ignored

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

1. More fruitful interactions

Individuals with hearing loss tend to become alienated from society. They seclude themselves from others because of their impairment. If you’re having a difficult time hearing, how will you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? It’s an easy problem to go undetected until you find you’re isolated from friends, family members, and colleagues. A boost in confidence will also come from better hearing.

2. Improved ability to learn

Many individuals go back to school to stimulate their minds. 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 in the front and continuously ask your teacher to repeat what they said. You’ll comprehend concepts easier and have a smoother ability to interact with your fellow students.

3. Better sex

Seniors have stronger social lives if they have normal hearing or wear hearing aids. As a result, they’re able to preserve better overall health and more independence. All of these things lead to a surprisingly better sex life.

4. Enhanced blood flow

Exercising is helpful for many reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Nutrients nourish and protect the ears and when there is strong blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.

5. Reduced danger of falling

Hearing loss also reduces spatial awareness and potentially leads to worse balance. Seniors who have lost just 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with normal hearing.

6. Increased reaction time

Our instincts are activated by our senses and that includes how we react to danger. You will keep yourself and others around you safer if you can respond quickly to alerts, sirens, fire alarms, and other warnings which good hearing will help you do.

7. Fewer hospital stays

A senior’s risk of inactivity, depression, falling, and accidents are all elevated by hearing loss. Depression and accidents are frequently reasons that seniors end up in the hospital and they can contribute to other reasons for hospitalization.

8. Increased confidence

Insecurity and a lack of confidence are often the outcomes when somebody has a difficult time communicating. This lack of confidence could bring about a reluctance to go to get-togethers, parties, meetings, and events. This can become a vicious cycle of self-consciousness and isolation.

9. Better job satisfaction

It makes sense that somebody without hearing loss does better at work. You could miss important information, safety measures, or instructions. And you’re frequently missing information from your teammates during zoom calls. Participation is crucial to good job performance and evaluations.

10. Reduced onset of dementia

Loss of hearing has been related to the onset of dementia because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. As we get older our brains usually shrink and that’s one element in the onset of dementia. A greater chance of cognitive decline derives from an increased shrinkage of the brain.

Enjoy a better quality of life

Interacting and communicating with your family members will improve self-confidence, leading to your ability to get out there and enjoy the things you enjoy doing. It’s best to deal with your hearing loss and safeguard your ears if you want to remain youthful. Call us, we can help!

The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.

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    Dr. Laura Padham, Audiologist

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