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 more youthful. But protecting your hearing is one way that is frequently ignored.

For years, enhancing and extending your life has been linked to a healthy diet and exercise. These habits also help you control your weight and help prevent cancer and heart disease. But staying healthy and youthful also depends on good hearing.

Hearing maintenance benefits often ignored

Have a look at all of the ways that healthy hearing boosts confidence, gives you a better sex life, and helps you stay young.

1. Connecting in a more healthy way

People who have hearing loss have the tendency to become alienated from society. They seclude themselves from others because of their impairment. If you’re having a tough time hearing, how can you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? You might not even detect the problem until you’re already isolated from friends and family members. A boost in confidence will also come from better hearing.

2. Enhanced learning ability

Many people go back to school to stimulate their minds. You will learn more and enjoy yourself more when you’re in school if you have good hearing. You won’t have to sit up front and continuously ask your teacher to repeat what they said. You’ll understand ideas easier and have a smoother ability to interact with your fellow students.

3. Better sex

Seniors have better social lives if they have normal hearing or wear hearing aids. As a result, they’re able to preserve better general health and more independence. All of these things result in a surprisingly better sex life.

4. Improved blood flow

Exercising is helpful for many reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Nutrients nourish and preserve the ears and when there is good blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.

5. Less chance of a fall

Hearing loss also decreases spatial awareness and potentially causes worse balance. Seniors who have lost only 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with no hearing loss.

6. Better reaction time

Our senses trigger our instincts including reaction time to danger or alerts. 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 risk of inactivity, depression, falling, and accidents are all elevated by hearing loss. Accidents and depression are frequently reasons that seniors end up becoming hospitalized and they can play a role in other reasons for hospitalization.

8. Increased confidence

Insecurity and a lack of confidence are frequently the outcomes when somebody has a difficult time communicating. This lack of confidence could result in a reluctance to go to gatherings, parties, meetings, and events. This behavior further isolates the person which causes a repeating cycle.

9. Better job satisfaction

It makes sense that somebody without hearing loss does better at work. Things like safety measures, instructions, and significant information can get lost. Not to mention the difficulty you had when attempting to comprehend and follow along with your teammates during your last Zoom call. Participation is key to good job performance and assessments.

10. Decreased chance of cognitive decline

Hearing loss has been linked to the onset of dementia because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. Dementia is caused in part by brain shrinkage which occurs as people age. A greater possibility of cognitive decline comes from increased shrinkage of the brain.

Enjoy a better quality of life

Socializing and communicating with your family members will facilitate self-confidence, resulting in your ability to go out there and enjoy the things you enjoy doing. It’s best to address your hearing loss and safeguard your ears if you want to stay youthful. We can help, give us a call.

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