There are many ways to feel younger. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often ignored.
Diet and exercise have been publicized for years as a proven way to increase your lifespan while improving your quality of life. These habits also help you control your weight and help prevent cancer and heart disease. But good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.
Hearing maintenance benefits often neglected
Have a look at all of the ways that healthy hearing boosts confidence, gives you a better sex life, and helps you stay youthful.
1. Interacting in a more balanced way
Those who have hearing loss have the tendency to become alienated from society. They separate themselves from others because of their impairment. How can you communicate during your pickleball game if you have difficulty hearing? You might not even notice the problem until you’re already estranged from friends and relatives. Better hearing leads to more confidence.
2. Improved ability to learn
Many individuals go back to school to stimulate 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 in the front and continuously ask your teacher to repeat what they said. You’ll understand ideas easier and have a smoother ability to interact with your fellow 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
Exercising is beneficial for many reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Nutrients feed and preserve the ears and when there is strong blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.
5. Reduced danger of falling
Spacial awareness is decreased 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 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 risk of depression, inactivity, falling, and accidents are all elevated by hearing loss. Seniors often become hospitalized as a direct or indirect result of depression or accidents.
8. Increased confidence
Insecurity and a lack of confidence are often the outcomes when somebody has a difficult time communicating. This lack of confidence may 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 strong hearing perform better at their job shouldn’t come as a surprise. Things like safety measures, instructions, and important information can get lost. Not to mention the difficulty you had when trying to understand and keep up with your teammates during your last Zoom call. Participation is crucial to good job performance and evaluations.
10. Decreased onset of dementia
Because of a loss of social interaction and overall stimulation, hearing loss has been connected to cognitive decline. As we age our brains usually shrink and that is one factor in the onset of dementia. Increased brain shrinkage causes an increased risk of dementia.
Enjoy a better quality of life
You will feel more self-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. It’s best to address your hearing loss and safeguard your ears if you want to stay youthful. Give us a call, we can help!