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Older man in kayak in the harbour raising his paddle in the air in youthful excitement because he treated his hearing loss and feels youthful.

There are lots of ways to feel more youthful. But protecting your hearing is one way that is frequently overlooked.

Diet and exercise have been promoted for years as a confirmed 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 good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.

Hearing maintenance advantages often neglected

Have a look at all of the ways that healthy hearing boosts confidence, gives you a better love life, and helps you stay youthful.

1. More fruitful interactions

People who have hearing loss often become estranged from society. They seclude themselves from others because of their impairment. How can you interact during your pickleball game if you have trouble hearing? It’s an easy issue to go overlooked until you find you’re estranged from friends, family members, and colleagues. A boost in confidence will also result from better hearing.

2. Improved learning ability

Many individuals go back to school to activate their minds. If you’re in school, you will learn more and will have more fun if you can hear clearly. You won’t have to sit up front and ask the instructor for repetition on every concept. You’ll comprehend instructions more easily and have better social connection with other students.

3. Better sex

Seniors who have no hearing loss or wear hearing aids have a better social life. Thanks to that, they’re able to maintain better general health and more independence. All of these things result in a surprisingly better sex life.

4. Improved blood flow

Exercising is beneficial for numerous reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Increased blood flow helps feed the ears with nutrients that protect your hearing.

5. Reduced danger of falling

Spacial awareness is diminished with hearing loss and that can cause a loss of balance. Seniors who have lost only 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with no hearing loss.

6. Increased reaction time

Our senses trigger our instincts including reaction time to alerts or danger. You will keep yourself and others around you safer if you can react quickly to alerts, sirens, fire alarms, and other warnings which good hearing will help you do.

7. Fewer hospital stays

Loss of hearing raises a senior’s danger of accidents, falls, and depression as well as inactivity. Seniors often end up in the hospital as a direct or indirect result of accidents or depression.

8. Increased confidence

Insecurity and a lack of confidence are frequently the outcomes when somebody has a difficult 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 somebody without hearing loss performs better at work. Things like safety measures, instructions, and significant information can get lost. Not to mention the trouble you had when attempting to comprehend and follow along with your teammates during your last Zoom meeting. Good job performance and results rely on participation.

10. Decreased chance of cognitive decline

Hearing loss has been connected to the onset of dementia 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 cognitive decline. Greater brain shrinkage causes an increased risk 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. If you want to feel younger, it’s best to deal with your hearing loss and protect your hearing. Give us a call, we can help!

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