There are many ways to feel more youthful. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often overlooked.
Diet and exercise have been publicized for years as a proven way to extend your lifespan as well as improve your quality of life. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and improves 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 boosts confidence, provides a better love life, and helps you stay young.
1. More fruitful connections
Hearing loss tends to cause people to become estranged from friends and loved ones. They let their impairment isolate them from people and information. If you’re having a difficult time hearing, how can you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? It’s an easy issue to go undetected until you find you’re isolated from friends, family members, and co-workers. Better hearing results in more confidence.
2. Enhanced learning ability
Many people stimulate their minds by going back to school. You will learn more and enjoy yourself more when you’re in school if you have good hearing. You won’t need to sit up front and continuously ask your teacher to repeat themselves. You’ll understand directions more readily 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. More independence and better general health are the results. And, surprisingly, you will also have a far better sex life.
4. Increased blood flow
Better 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 result in a loss of 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 rapidly resulting in better safety for yourself and those around you.
7. Fewer hospital stays
Hearing loss increases a senior’s risk of accidents, falls, and depression not to mention inactivity. Accidents and depression are frequently reasons that seniors end up in the hospital 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 repeating cycle.
9. Better job satisfaction
The fact that individuals who have good hearing perform better at their job shouldn’t come as a surprise. Things like safety measures, instructions, and significant information can get lost. And you’re frequently missing information from your teammates during zoom meetings. Good job performance and results depend on participation.
10. Decreased risk of cognitive decline
Hearing loss has been connected to the onset of cognitive decline because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. As we age our brains tend to shrink and that is one factor in the onset of dementia. Greater brain shrinkage contributes to a greater potential of dementia.
Enjoy a better quality of life
Interacting and communicating with your loved ones will improve self-confidence, resulting in your ability to go 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. We can help, give us a call.