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 numerous ways. But protecting your hearing is one way that is frequently ignored.

For years, enhancing and extending your life has been linked to a good diet and exercise. These practices also help you control your weight and help prevent cancer and heart disease. But remaining healthy and youthful also relies on good hearing.

Hearing maintenance advantages frequently neglected

Check out all of the ways that healthy hearing improves confidence, gives you a better sex life, and helps you stay youthful.

1. Connecting in a more balanced way

Those with hearing loss often become estranged from society. They allow their impairment to isolate them from people and information. How can you interact during your pickleball match if you have problems hearing? You may not even notice the problem until you’re already isolated from friends and loved ones. A boost in confidence will also come from better hearing.

2. Better learning

Many people go back to school to stimulate their minds. If you’re in school, you will learn more and will have more fun if you can hear clearly. You won’t need to sit in the front and constantly ask your teacher to repeat what they said. You’ll comprehend instructions more easily and have better social interaction with other students.

3. Better sex

Seniors have stronger social lives if they have normal hearing or use hearing aids. More independence and better overall health are the results. All of these things result in a surprisingly better sex life.

4. Increased blood flow

Improved hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is beneficial. Nutrients nourish and protect the ears and when there is strong blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.

5. Reduced risk of falling

Hearing loss also reduces 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. Increased reaction time

Our senses activate 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 good hearing will help you do.

7. Fewer hospital stays

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

8. Increased confidence

Difficulty communicating results in insecurity and lack of confidence. This lack of confidence might result in 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

It makes sense that someone without hearing loss performs better on the job. Things like safety measures, instructions, and important information can get lost. And you’re regularly missing information from your teammates during zoom calls. Good job performance and results rely on participation.

10. Decreased chance of cognitive decline

Because of a loss of social interaction and general stimulation, hearing loss has been linked to dementia. Dementia is induced partly by brain shrinkage which happens as people get older. Greater brain shrinkage leads to a greater risk of dementia.

Enjoy a better quality of life

You will feel more self-confident when you can communicate with your friends and family members and that will make it easier to go out and enjoy your favorite activities. It’s best to deal with your hearing loss and protect your ears if you want to stay youthful. We can help, give us a call.

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