There are many ways to feel more youthful. But protecting your hearing is one way that is frequently overlooked.
For years, enhancing 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.
The benefits you’re not considering about hearing maintenance
Healthy hearing increases confidence, improves your love life, and helps you stay young in the following 10 ways.
1. More fruitful connections
Hearing loss tends to cause people to become alienated from friends and loved ones. They allow their impairment to isolate them from people and information. If you’re having a difficult time hearing, how will you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? You may not even detect the problem until you’re already isolated from friends and loved ones. Better hearing brings about more confidence.
2. Improved learning ability
Many individuals stimulate their minds by going back to school. You will learn better and enjoy yourself more when you’re in school if you have healthy hearing. You won’t need to sit up front and continuously ask your teacher to repeat themselves. You’ll understand directions more easily and have better social interaction with other students.
3. Better sex
Senior citizens who have no loss of hearing or wear hearing aids have a more fulfilling social life. As a result, they’re able to maintain better overall health and more independence. All of these things lead to a surprisingly better sex life.
4. Increased blood flow
Improved hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is helpful. Nutrients feed and preserve the ears and when there is good blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.
5. Less risk of a fall
Hearing loss also decreases spatial awareness and potentially causes worse 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 quickly resulting in better safety for yourself and others around you.
7. Fewer hospital stays
A senior’s risk of depression, inactivity, falling, and accidents are all increased by hearing loss. Seniors frequently end up in the hospital as a direct or indirect result of accidents or depression.
8. Increased confidence
Difficulty communicating leads to insecurity and lack of confidence. This lack of confidence could bring about a reluctance to go to gatherings, parties, meetings, and events. This can become a vicious cycle of self-consciousness and isolation.
9. Better job satisfaction
The fact that people who have good hearing perform better at their job shouldn’t come as a surprise. You could miss important information, safety measures, or instructions. Not to mention the trouble you had when trying to comprehend and follow along with your teammates during your last Zoom meeting. Good job performance and results depend on participation.
10. Reduced onset of dementia
Due to a loss of social contact and general stimulation, hearing loss has been linked to cognitive decline. Dementia is induced in part by brain shrinkage which takes place as people age. Increased brain shrinkage causes a greater potential of dementia.
Enjoy a better quality of life
You will feel more self-confident when you can communicate with your friends and loved ones and that will allow you to go out and enjoy your favorite activities. It’s best to address your hearing loss and safeguard your ears if you want to stay youthful. We can help, give us a call.