There are many ways to feel younger. However, one approach to staying young that isn’t usually talked about is to protect your hearing.
For years, enhancing and increasing your life has been connected to a good diet and exercise. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and promotes weight control. But staying healthy and youthful also relies on good hearing.
Hearing maintenance benefits often ignored
Healthy hearing increases confidence, improves your love life, and helps you remain young in the following 10 ways.
1. Connecting in a more balanced way
Individuals with hearing loss often become alienated from society. They separate themselves from others because of their impairment. How can you communicate during your pickleball game if you have trouble hearing? It’s an easy problem to go undetected until you find you’re isolated from friends, relatives, and colleagues. Better hearing leads to more confidence.
2. Enhanced ability to learn
Many people go back to school to activate their minds. 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 in the front and ask the instructor for repetition on every idea. You’ll comprehend concepts easier and have a smoother ability to interact with your fellow students.
3. Better sex
Seniors who have no loss of hearing or wear hearing aids have a better social life. More independence and better overall health are the results. All of these things result in a surprisingly better sex life.
4. Increased blood flow
Improved hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is beneficial. Nutrients feed and preserve the ears and when there is strong blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.
5. Less chance of a fall
Spacial awareness is decreased with hearing loss and that can lead to 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 senses trigger our instincts including reaction time to alerts or danger. With better hearing, you’ll react to fire alarms, sirens, and other alerts more rapidly creating better safety for yourself and others around you.
7. Fewer hospital stays
Hearing loss increases a senior’s risk of accidents, falls, and depression as well as inactivity. Seniors frequently end up in the hospital as a direct or indirect result of depression or accidents.
8. Increased confidence
Insecurity and a lack of confidence are often the outcomes when someone has a hard 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 creates a repeating cycle.
9. Better job satisfaction
It makes sense that someone who doesn’t have hearing loss performs better at work. Things like safety precautions, instructions, and important information can get lost. 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 depend on participation.
10. Reduced onset of dementia
Hearing loss has been related to the onset of cognitive decline because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. As we get older our brains tend to shrink and that’s one factor in the onset of dementia. Greater brain shrinkage contributes to an increased risk of dementia.
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 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.