There are lots of ways to feel younger. However, one approach to staying young that isn’t always mentioned is to protect your hearing.
For years, improving and increasing your life has been connected to a healthy diet and exercise. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and improves weight control. But good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.
Hearing maintenance benefits frequently ignored
Take a look at all of the ways that healthy hearing increases confidence, gives you a better love life, and helps you remain young.
1. More productive connections
People with hearing loss often become estranged from society. They let their impairment separate them from people and information. If you’re having a difficult time hearing, how will you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? It’s an easy issue to go unnoticed until you find you’re isolated from friends, relatives, and co-workers. Better hearing brings about more confidence.
2. Increased learning
Many individuals stimulate their minds by going back to college. If you’re in school, you will learn more and enjoy yourself much more if you can hear well. You won’t have to sit up front and constantly ask your teacher to repeat themselves. You’ll understand concepts easier and have a smoother ability to communicate with your fellow students.
3. Better sex
Seniors have stronger social lives if they have healthy hearing or use hearing aids. More independence and better overall health are the results. All of these things result in a surprisingly better sex life.
4. Enhanced blood flow
Exercising is helpful for many reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Increased blood flow helps feed the ears with nutrients that preserve your hearing.
5. Less risk of a fall
Hearing loss also reduces spatial awareness and potentially causes worse balance. Seniors are three times more likely to have a fall with a hearing loss of only 25 decibels than seniors with healthy hearing.
6. Better reaction time
Our instincts are activated by our senses and that includes how we react to danger. With better hearing, you’ll respond to fire alarms, sirens, and other alerts more quickly resulting in better safety for yourself and those around you.
7. Fewer hospital stays
A senior’s risk of depression, inactivity, falling, and accidents are all elevated by hearing loss. Depression and accidents are often reasons that seniors end up becoming hospitalized and they can contribute to other reasons for hospitalization.
8. Increased confidence
Insecurity and a lack of confidence are frequently the results when somebody has a hard time communicating. This lack of confidence could 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 someone who doesn’t have hearing loss does better on the job. You might miss important information, safety precautions, or instructions. Not to mention the difficulty you had when trying to understand and keep up with your teammates during your last Zoom call. Good job performance and results rely on participation.
10. Decreased risk of cognitive decline
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 factor in the onset of dementia. Increased brain shrinkage contributes to an increased risk of dementia.
Enjoy a better quality of life
Interacting and communicating with your family members will improve self-confidence, leading to your ability to go out there and enjoy the things you love to do. It’s best to deal with your hearing loss and protect your ears if you want to remain youthful. We can help, give us a call.