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 a wide variety of ways. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often overlooked.

For years, improving and extending your life has been connected to a good diet and exercise. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and promotes weight control. But remaining healthy and youthful also depends on good hearing.

Hearing maintenance benefits frequently neglected

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

1. More productive connections

Hearing loss has a tendency to cause people to become estranged from friends and loved ones. They seclude themselves from others because of their impairment. How can you interact during your pickleball match if you have trouble hearing? You may not even detect the problem until you’re already estranged from friends and loved ones. Better hearing brings about more confidence.

2. Improved learning ability

Many people go back to school to activate their minds. If you’re in school, you will learn more and will have more fun if you can hear well. You won’t have to sit up front and constantly ask your teacher to repeat themselves. You’ll comprehend instructions more easily and have better social interaction with other students.

3. Better sex

Seniors have stronger social lives if they have healthy hearing or use hearing aids. As a result, they’re able to preserve better overall health and more independence. All of these things lead to a surprisingly better sex life.

4. Improved blood flow

Improved hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is beneficial. Increased blood flow helps feed the ears with nutrients that preserve your hearing.

5. Reduced danger of falling

Spacial awareness is diminished with hearing loss and that can cause a loss of balance. Seniors are three times more likely to have a fall with a hearing loss of just 25 decibels than seniors with normal hearing.

6. Better reaction time

Our instincts are triggered 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 creating better safety for yourself and those around you.

7. Fewer hospital stays

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

8. Increased confidence

Insecurity and a lack of confidence are often the results when somebody has a difficult time communicating. This lack of confidence could bring about a reluctance to go to get-togethers, parties, meetings, and events. This behavior further isolates the person which creates a continuing cycle.

9. Better job satisfaction

The fact that people who have good hearing perform better at their job shouldn’t come as a surprise. Things like safety precautions, instructions, and important information can get lost. Not to mention the trouble you had when attempting to comprehend and keep up with your teammates during your last Zoom meeting. Good job performance and results rely on participation.

10. Reduced chance of cognitive decline

Hearing loss has been related to the onset of cognitive decline because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. Dementia is caused partly by brain shrinkage which happens as people get older. Greater brain shrinkage contributes to an increased risk of dementia.

Enjoy a better quality of life

Socializing and communicating with your loved ones will improve self-confidence, resulting in your ability to go out there and enjoy the things you enjoy doing. It’s best to deal with your hearing loss and protect your ears if you want to stay youthful. Call us, we can help!

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