Hearing Aids Slow Down Signs of Aging

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You’ve been looking for a way to retain your youthfulness as you get older.

Diet, exercise, and vitamins have all been part of your regimen. You’ve already spent a lot on retaining your hair and keeping wrinkles in check. You’ve even tried yoga. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can remain youthful and happy.

But what if we told you there’s an easy method to stay happy and feeling young that’s inexpensive and backed by science. Yet, among people who would benefit, less than 16% are taking advantage of it.

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

This trick may be the secret to feeling happy and youthful as we age.

Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?

By the time you reach the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss increases dramatically. It even impacts children as young as 12.

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

Moreover, hearing loss is two times as common among men younger than 70 compared to women in the same age group.

Contrary to common notion most instances of hearing loss occur as a result of exposure to loud noise not aging. Some people are exposed to more damaging noises than others during the course of their lives.

It isn’t inevitable that a person will get hearing loss but numerous studies have revealed that your general happiness, youthfulness, and health are affected by neglecting to treat any hearing loss you already have.

But hearing aids are worn by just 1 out of 7 people who actually need them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Happiness And Youthfulness

Using your hearing aid has been directly linked to the following results:

  • participating in social situations 20% more often

One thing that makes life wonderful, you’ll agree, is being around others. When you spend time doing things you like to do, with those you love, you feel happier and younger.

Individuals are more likely to stay socially active when they wear their hearing aid every day..

  • Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression

Studies have demonstrated that individuals who have hearing loss who wear hearing aids are less likely to report feelings of sadness and loneliness, which is connected with depression.

Feeling as if people are attempting to avoid them or are mad at them is also not as likely. They’re not as likely to isolate themselves from others.

Less depression equals greater happiness.

  • Being 24% less likely to experience mental decline

If you have someone in your family that has dementia you know all too well how frightening that can be. It takes longer for a person with cognitive decline to process things and they are frequently forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.

As cognitive decline progresses, the people who are dealing with it are no longer capable of doing the things that make them feel youthful and happy.

If your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s can be reduced by simply using hearing aids, shouldn’t that be what you’re doing.

  • Falling danger decreased by 30%

As we age, the danger of falling and injuring ourselves becomes a real possibility. When we were younger, we were much more balanced. A nasty fall could cause a severe fracture that leads to a hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab.

That’s not where you want to spend your time. It’s no fun to be in the hospital in pain.

When you can get around easily, you live a happier life. You’re less likely to be startled because you’re more confident with your movements.

Using your hearing aid will let you spend more time with friends and family and less time cooped up in a hospital bed.

  • Misunderstandings and arguments are 30% less likely

How many arguments start because you thought you heard someone say something negative, but in reality, the person said something else? Or maybe you think someone is yelling at you because they need to raise their voice so you can hear them.

A massive strain on relationships can be the outcome of untreated hearing loss. Resentment, sadness, anger, and other undesirable emotions are typically the outcome. But using your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will lead to more positive interactions with your friends and family members. Whatever age you may be, this will help you stay youthful and happy.

Reclaim what you’ve lost

Have you been wearing your hearing aid? You might have forgotten many of the simple joys in life that you’re missing, like the following:

  • Conversations with friends and family without asking them to speak up
  • Music
  • Social clubs and outings
  • The sounds of nature at your local park
  • The laughter of children

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

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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