Feeling younger can be accomplished in a wide variety of ways. However, one method of staying young that isn’t always mentioned is to protect your hearing.
Diet and exercise have been publicized for years as a proven way to extend your lifespan while improving your quality of life. It also helps counter heart disease, cancer, and improves weight control. But good hearing does just as much to keep you healthy and young.
Hearing maintenance advantages frequently neglected
Healthy hearing increases confidence, improves your love life, and helps you stay young in the following 10 ways.
1. Connecting in a more healthy way
People who have hearing loss often become alienated from society. They allow their impairment to separate them from people and information. If you’re having a difficult time hearing, how can you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? You might not even detect the problem until you’re already estranged from friends and loved ones. Better hearing results in more confidence.
2. Increased learning
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 clearly. You won’t need to sit up front and continuously ask your teacher to repeat themselves. You’ll understand concepts easier and have a smoother ability to interact with your fellow students.
3. Better sex
Senior citizens who have no loss of hearing or wear hearing aids have a more fulfilling social life. More independence and better general health are the results. And, surprisingly, you will also have a much better sex life.
4. Improved blood flow
Exercising is helpful for many reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Increased blood flow helps nourish the ears with nutrients that protect your hearing.
5. Less chance of a fall
Spacial awareness is decreased 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. Increased reaction time
Our senses activate our instincts including reaction time to danger or alerts. With better hearing, you’ll react 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 danger of depression, inactivity, falling, and accidents are all increased by hearing loss. Depression and accidents are frequently reasons that seniors end up in the hospital and they can contribute to other reasons for hospitalization.
8. Increased confidence
Insecurity and a lack of confidence are frequently the results when someone has a hard time communicating. This lack of confidence might bring about a reluctance to go to get-togethers, parties, meetings, and events. This can become a vicious cycle of self-consciousness and isolation.
9. Better job satisfaction
It makes sense that someone without hearing loss performs better on the job. You could miss essential information, safety measures, or instructions. Not to mention the difficulty you had when attempting to understand and follow along with your teammates during your last Zoom call. Participation is key to good job performance and evaluations.
10. Reduced chance of cognitive decline
Hearing loss has been related to the onset of dementia because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. Cognitive decline is caused partly by brain shrinkage which takes place as people get older. A greater chance of dementia derives from an increased shrinkage of the brain.
Enjoy a better quality of life
Interacting 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 youthful, it’s best to deal with your hearing loss and protect your hearing. Call us, we can help!