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 numerous ways. But protecting your hearing is one way that is frequently overlooked.

For years, improving and increasing your life has been connected to a healthy diet and exercise. These practices also help you manage your weight and help prevent cancer and heart disease. But good hearing does just as much to keep you healthy and young.

Hearing maintenance advantages frequently neglected

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

1. Connecting in a more balanced way

Hearing loss tends to cause people to become alienated from friends and loved ones. They separate themselves from others because of their impairment. If you’re having a difficult time hearing, how can you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? You may not even notice the issue until you’re already isolated from friends and relatives. Better hearing brings about more confidence.

2. Enhanced learning ability

Many people go back to school to invigorate their minds. If you’re in school, you will learn more and enjoy yourself much more if you can hear well. You won’t need to sit in the front and ask the instructor for clarification on every concept. You’ll comprehend directions more readily and have better social interaction with other students.

3. Better sex

Seniors have better social lives if they have normal hearing or wear hearing aids. Thanks to that, they’re able to preserve better general health and more independence. And, surprisingly, you will also have a much better sex life.

4. Enhanced blood flow

Exercising is beneficial for numerous reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Increased blood flow helps nourish the ears with nutrients that preserve your hearing.

5. Reduced danger of falling

Hearing loss also decreases 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 no hearing loss.

6. Better reaction time

Our instincts are activated by our senses and that includes how we respond to danger. With better hearing, you’ll respond to fire alarms, sirens, and other alerts more rapidly resulting in better safety for yourself and others around you.

7. Fewer hospital stays

Loss of hearing increases a senior’s risk of accidents, falls, and depression not to mention inactivity. Depression and accidents are frequently reasons that seniors end up becoming hospitalized and they can play a role in other reasons for hospitalization.

8. Increased confidence

Difficulty communicating leads to insecurity and lack of confidence. This lack of confidence might result in a reluctance to go to gatherings, 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 performs better at work. You might miss important information, safety precautions, or instructions. Not to mention the difficulty you had when attempting to comprehend and follow along with your teammates during your last Zoom meeting. Good job performance and results rely on participation.

10. Reduced chance of cognitive decline

Due to a loss of social contact and overall stimulation, hearing loss has been connected to cognitive decline. As we age our brains tend to shrink and that’s one factor in the onset of dementia. Increased brain shrinkage contributes to a greater risk of dementia.

Enjoy a better quality of life

Socializing and communicating with your loved ones will improve self-confidence, leading to your ability to get out there and enjoy the things you love to do. If you want to feel younger, it’s best to deal with your hearing loss and safeguard your hearing. Give us a call, we can help!

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