Feeling younger can be accomplished in many ways. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often overlooked.
For years, improving and extending your life has been connected to a healthy diet and exercise. It also helps counter heart disease, cancer, and promotes weight control. But good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.
Hearing maintenance benefits often neglected
Check out all of the ways that healthy hearing boosts confidence, provides a better love life, and helps you stay youthful.
1. Interacting in a more balanced way
Hearing loss tends 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 notice the issue until you’re already estranged from friends and relatives. A boost in confidence will also result from better hearing.
2. Enhanced ability to learn
Many individuals activate 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 constantly ask your teacher to repeat themselves. You’ll understand directions more readily and have better social connection with other students.
3. Better sex
Seniors who have no loss of hearing or wear hearing aids have a better social life. More independence and better general health are the results. And, surprisingly, you will also have a far better sex life.
4. Increased blood flow
Improved hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is helpful. Increased blood flow helps nourish the ears with nutrients that protect your hearing.
5. Less chance of a fall
Spacial awareness is diminished with hearing loss and that can trigger a loss of balance. Seniors who have lost just 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with no hearing loss.
6. Increased reaction time
Our senses activate our instincts including reaction time to danger or alerts. You will keep yourself and others around you safer if you can react quickly to alerts, sirens, fire alarms, and other warnings which healthy hearing will help you do.
7. Fewer hospital stays
Loss of hearing increases a senior’s risk of accidents, falls, and depression not to mention inactivity. Depression and accidents are frequently reasons that seniors end up becoming hospitalized and they can play a role in other reasons for hospitalization.
8. Increased confidence
Difficulty communicating results in insecurity and lack of confidence. It’s not unusual for someone 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
It makes sense that somebody without hearing loss performs better on the job. Things like safety precautions, instructions, and important information can get lost. Not to mention the difficulty you had when trying to understand and follow along with your teammates during your last Zoom call. Good job performance and results depend on participation.
10. Reduced chance of cognitive decline
Loss of hearing has been related to the onset of cognitive decline because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. Dementia is induced in part by shrinkage of the brain which occurs as people get older. A greater possibility of dementia comes from increased shrinkage of the brain.
Enjoy a better quality of life
You will feel more confident when you’re able to communicate with your friends and loved ones and that will allow you to go out and enjoy your favorite activities. If you want to feel youthful, it’s best to deal with your hearing loss and protect your hearing. Give us a call, we can help!