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You’ve been in search of a way to maintain your youthfulness as you get older.

Exercise, vitamins, and diet have all been part of your program. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on wrinkle creams and hair growth products. You’ve even tried yoga. You can stay happy and youthful at any age.

But fortunately, there’s an affordable way to keep that youthful happy feeling which has scientific backing. Yet, less than 16% of people who would benefit are taking advantage of it.

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

As we age, this might be the trick to staying youthful and happy.

How Commonplace is Hearing Loss?

By the time you get to the age of 45, your chance of developing hearing loss goes up significantly. Even children as young as 12 are affected.

As reported by a scientific study, 11% of individuals between the ages of 45 and 54 were experiencing some degree of hearing loss. By age 80 that percentage goes up to 90%. Almost 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of those 75 and over, are suffering from disabling hearing loss.

Also, men under 70 are twice as likely to experience hearing loss than women in the same age group.

While you most likely relate hearing loss with growing old, most hearing loss develops as a result of exposure to loud and harmful sounds. Over the course of their lives, some individuals are exposed to more damaging sound than others.

Hearing loss isn’t an inevitability, but not treating your hearing loss has been demonstrated by repeated studies, to affect your general happiness, health, and youthfulness.

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

Your Secret to Youthfulness And Happiness is Your Hearing Aid

The following outcomes have been directly connected to using hearing aids:

  • Being 20% more likely to engage in social activities

One thing that makes life great, you’ll agree, is being with other people. When you spend time taking part in things you enjoy, with those you love, you feel happier and younger.

People are more likely to remain socially active when they use their hearing aid regularly..

  • Being 30% less likely to experience depression

Studies have shown that people with hearing loss who use hearing aids are less likely to report sad feelings and loneliness, which is associated with depression.

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

Less depression means increased happiness.

  • Being 24% less likely to deal with cognitive decline

If you have a dad, mom, or aunt who is coping with dementia, you know how frightening it is for the family and the individual in mental decline. Cognitive decline makes people feel older because they’re continually forgetting, and it takes longer for them to understand things.

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

If the straightforward act of wearing your hearing aid can lessen your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be using it?

  • Reducing your chance of falling by 30%

As we age, the chances of falling and hurting ourselves becomes a bitter reality. When we were younger, we were much more stable. A hospital stay and several weeks of rehab may be the outcome if a serious fall leads to a fracture.

That’s not a place you want to be. Being in pain in the hospital isn’t at all fun.

When you can get around easily, you live a happier life. You’re not as likely to be startled because you’re more confident with your movements.

Hearing aids will make a hospital stay less likely and will let you spend more time with family and friends.

  • Having 30% fewer misunderstandings and arguments

How many disputes begin because you thought you heard somebody say something negative, but in fact, the person said something else? Or perhaps you think somebody is yelling at you because they need to raise their voice so you can hear them.

A huge strain on relationships can be the outcome of untreated hearing loss. Resentment, anger, sadness, and other negative emotions are often the outcome. But wearing your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will produce more positive interactions with your family and friends. Helping you stay happy and youthful at any age.

Whatever you’ve lost, reclaim it

Have you been using your hearing aid? Many of the basic joys in life that you’ve been missing include:

  • Conversations with friends and family without asking them to speak up
  • Outings and social clubs
  • Nature sounds outdoors
  • Music
  • The laughter of children

You might think you can still hear these things clearly, but if you are experiencing hearing loss, they most likely don’t sound as pleasant as they once did.

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