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 many ways to feel more youthful. However, one approach to staying young that isn’t always mentioned is to protect your hearing.

For years, improving and extending your life has been linked to a good diet and exercise. It also helps counter heart disease, cancer, and improves weight control. But staying healthy and youthful also depends on good hearing.

Hearing maintenance advantages frequently ignored

Check out all of the ways that healthy hearing improves confidence, provides a better sex life, and helps you stay young.

1. More rewarding connections

Those who have hearing loss tend to become alienated from society. They seclude themselves from others because of their impairment. How can you communicate during your pickleball game if you have difficulty hearing? You might not even detect the problem until you’re already isolated from friends and relatives. Better hearing results in more confidence.

2. Enhanced ability to learn

Many individuals stimulate their minds by going back to school. If you’re in school, you will learn more and enjoy yourself much more if you can hear clearly. You won’t need to sit up front and constantly ask your teacher to repeat themselves. You’ll understand directions more readily and have better social connection with other students.

3. Better sex

Senior citizens who have no hearing loss or wear hearing aids have a more fulfilling social life. As a result, they’re able to preserve better general health and more independence. All of these things lead to a surprisingly better sex life.

4. Improved blood flow

Better hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is beneficial. Nutrients feed and protect the ears and when there is good blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.

5. Reduced risk of falling

Hearing loss also reduces 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. Increased reaction time

Our senses activate our instincts including reaction time to danger or alerts. With better hearing, you’ll react to fire alarms, sirens, and other alerts more quickly creating better safety for yourself and others around you.

7. Fewer hospital stays

A senior’s risk of inactivity, depression, falling, and accidents are all increased by hearing loss. Depression and accidents are often reasons that seniors end up becoming hospitalized and they can play a role in other reasons for hospitalization.

8. Increased confidence

Difficulty communicating causes insecurity and lack of confidence. It’s not unusual for somebody with this type of confidence issues to steer clear of social gatherings and to seclude themselves. This behavior further isolates the person which creates a continuing cycle.

9. Better job satisfaction

It makes sense that someone without hearing loss does better at work. You could miss important information, safety precautions, or instructions. And you’re frequently missing information from your teammates during zoom meetings. Participation is key to good job performance and assessments.

10. Reduced onset of dementia

Because of a loss of social interaction and overall stimulation, hearing loss has been linked to cognitive decline. As we age our brains tend to shrink and that’s one element in the onset of dementia. Greater brain shrinkage contributes to a greater 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 love to do. If you want to feel youthful, it’s best to manage your hearing loss and protect your hearing. Give us a call, we can help!

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