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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.

Feeling more youthful can be accomplished in a wide variety of ways. However, one approach to staying young that isn’t always talked about is to protect your hearing.

For years, improving and increasing your life has been connected to a healthy diet and exercise. 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

Healthy hearing boosts confidence, improves your love life, and helps you remain young in the following 10 ways.

1. More rewarding connections

Hearing loss tends to cause people to become estranged from friends and loved ones. They allow their impairment to separate them from people and information. How can you interact during your pickleball game if you have trouble hearing? It’s an easy problem to go unnoticed 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 invigorate their minds. 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 comprehend instructions more easily and have better social connection with other students.

3. Better sex

Senior citizens 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 much better sex life.

4. Enhanced 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 preserve your hearing.

5. Less chance of a fall

Hearing loss also decreases spatial awareness and potentially leads to worse balance. Seniors who have lost only 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with no hearing loss.

6. Better reaction time

Our senses trigger our instincts including reaction time to danger or alerts. You will keep yourself and others around you safer if you can respond quickly to alerts, sirens, fire alarms, and other warnings which healthy 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 become hospitalized as a direct or indirect result of depression or accidents.

8. Increased confidence

Difficulty communicating causes insecurity and lack of confidence. This lack of confidence might bring about a reluctance to go to get-togethers, 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 on the job. Things like safety precautions, instructions, and significant information can get lost. And you’re regularly missing information from your teammates during zoom meetings. Good job performance and results depend on participation.

10. Decreased onset of dementia

Hearing loss has been related to the onset of dementia because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. Dementia is caused partly by shrinkage of the brain which happens as people get older. Increased brain shrinkage contributes to a greater potential of dementia.

Enjoy a better quality of life

Socializing and communicating with your family members will facilitate self-confidence, leading to your ability to get out there and enjoy the things you love to do. It’s best to deal with your hearing loss and protect your ears if you want to stay youthful. We can help, contact us.

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The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.
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