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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.

There are lots of ways to feel younger. However, one method of staying young that isn’t usually talked about is to protect your hearing.

For years, improving and extending your life has been linked to a healthy diet and exercise. It also helps counter heart disease, cancer, and improves weight control. But good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.

The benefits you’re not considering regarding hearing maintenance

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

1. More fruitful interactions

Hearing loss tends to cause people to become estranged from friends and loved ones. They allow their impairment to separate them from people and information. If you’re having a tough time hearing, how will you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? You might not even notice the issue until you’re already isolated from friends and loved ones. A boost in confidence will also result from better hearing.

2. Enhanced learning ability

Many individuals stimulate their minds by going back to school. If you’re in school, you will learn more and will have more fun if you can hear clearly. You won’t have to sit up front and ask the instructor for clarification on every concept. You’ll understand directions more readily and have better social connection with other students.

3. Better sex

Seniors have stronger social lives if they have normal hearing or use hearing aids. More independence and better overall health are the results. All of these things result in a surprisingly better sex life.

4. Improved blood flow

Better hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is helpful. Increased blood flow helps feed the ears with nutrients that protect your hearing.

5. Less chance of a fall

Spacial awareness is diminished with hearing loss and that can cause a loss of balance. Seniors are three times more likely to have a fall with a hearing loss of just 25 decibels than seniors with healthy hearing.

6. Increased reaction time

Our instincts are triggered 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 danger of depression, inactivity, falling, and accidents are all elevated by hearing loss. Accidents and depression are often reasons that seniors end up in the hospital and they can play a role in other reasons for hospitalization.

8. Increased confidence

Difficulty communicating results in insecurity and lack of confidence. This lack of confidence might 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

The fact that individuals who have good hearing perform better at their job shouldn’t come as a surprise. You could miss essential information, safety measures, or instructions. And you’re frequently missing information from your teammates during zoom meetings. Good job performance and results depend on participation.

10. Decreased risk of cognitive decline

Due to a loss of social interaction and overall stimulation, hearing loss has been linked to dementia. As we get older our brains tend to shrink and that is one factor in the onset of dementia. Increased brain shrinkage causes an increased risk of dementia.

Enjoy a better quality of life

Interacting and communicating with your family members will facilitate self-confidence, resulting in your ability to get out there and enjoy the things you enjoy doing. If you want to feel younger, it’s best to deal with your hearing loss and protect your hearing. Call us, we can help!

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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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