You’ve been looking for a way to retain your youthfulness as you get older.
Exercise, vitamins, and diet have all been part of your routine. You’ve already spent a lot on keeping your hair and keeping wrinkles at bay. You even signed up for a Yoga class. It doesn’t matter what your age, you can stay happy and youthful.
But what if we told you there’s an easy way to remain happy and feeling young that’s inexpensive and backed by science. Yet, less than 16% of people who would benefit are taking advantage of it.
The “trick” is simple – they’re wearing their hearing aids to deal with their hearing loss.
This trick might be the secret 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. Even children as young as 12 are impacted.
According to a scientific study, 11% of individuals between the ages of 45 and 54 were experiencing some degree of hearing loss. It goes up to 90% by age 80. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, almost 25 % experience debilitating hearing loss and that number rises to 50% by age 80.
Also, men under 70 are two times as likely to have hearing loss than women in the same age group.
While you most likely relate hearing loss with growing old, most hearing loss happens because of exposure to loud and harmful sounds. Some people are exposed to more damaging noises than others over the course of their lives.
Hearing loss isn’t an inevitability, but not treating your hearing loss has been demonstrated by repeated studies, to impact your general health, happiness, and youthfulness.
But hearing aids are worn by only 1 out of 7 individuals who actually need them.
Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Happiness And Youthfulness
The following outcomes have been directly linked to wearing hearing aids:
- Being 20% more likely to take part in social activities
You’ll concur, being with other people is one of the things that make life worthwhile. When you spend time doing things you like to do, with those you love, you feel younger and happier.
People are more likely to remain socially active when they wear their hearing aid every day..
- Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression
Feelings which are associated with depression-like sadness and loneliness, according to some studies, are less likely to be reported when someone with hearing loss regularly uses their hearing aid.
They’re also less likely to feel as if people are mad at them or trying to avoid them. They’re less likely to isolate themselves from others.
Increased happiness is the outcome of less depression.
- Less likelihood of experiencing 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 constantly forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.
As cognitive decline worsens, the individuals who are dealing with it are no longer able to do the things that make them feel youthful and happy.
If your risk of getting dementia and Alzheimer’s can be lowered by simply wearing hearing aids, shouldn’t that be what you’re doing.
- Falling risk decreased by 30%
The chances of falling and sustaining a severe injury becomes a serious worry as we get older. We’re not as stable as we once were. A hospital stay and several weeks of rehab may be the consequence if a serious fall leads to a fracture.
That isn’t where you want to spend your time. It’s not fun to be in the hospital in pain.
When you can get around with ease, you live a happier life. You’re more sure of your movements and less likely to be startled.
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 didn’t 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.
A considerable strain on relationships can be the result of untreated hearing loss. Resentment, anger, sadness, and other undesirable emotions are often the consequence. But wearing your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will create more positive interactions with your friends and family members. Whatever age you may be, this will help you stay youthful and happy.
Whatever you’ve lost, get it back
Have you been using your hearing aid? Many of the basic joys in life that you’ve been missing include:
- The laughter of children
- Social clubs and outings
- The sounds of nature at your local park
- Discussions with friends and family without needing them to speak up
If you have hearing loss, you may still hear these things to some degree but they are probably not as enjoyable.