Feeling younger can be accomplished in a wide variety of ways. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often ignored.
Diet and exercise have been publicized for years as a confirmed way to extend your lifespan while improving your quality of life. It also helps counter heart disease, cancer, and improves weight control. But good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.
The benefits you’re not considering about hearing maintenance
Healthy hearing boosts confidence, improves your love life, and helps you stay young in the following 10 ways.
1. Interacting in a more healthy way
Individuals with hearing loss tend to become estranged from society. They allow their impairment to separate them from people and information. How can you communicate during your pickleball match if you have trouble hearing? You might not even notice the issue until you’re already estranged from friends and family members. A boost in confidence will also result from better hearing.
2. Improved ability to learn
Many people 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 idea. You’ll understand concepts easier and have a smoother ability to interact with your fellow students.
3. Better sex
Seniors have better social lives if they have healthy hearing or wear hearing aids. More independence and better overall health are the results. All of these things lead to a surprisingly better sex life.
4. Enhanced blood flow
Improved hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is beneficial. 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 chance of a fall
Spacial awareness is diminished with hearing loss and that can lead to a loss of balance. Seniors who have lost only 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with normal hearing.
6. Increased reaction time
Our senses trigger our instincts including reaction time to danger or alerts. With better hearing, you’ll react to fire alarms, sirens, and other alerts more rapidly creating better safety for yourself and those around you.
7. Fewer hospital stays
A senior’s risk of inactivity, depression, falling, and accidents are all elevated by hearing loss. Accidents and depression are often reasons that seniors end up becoming hospitalized and they can contribute to other reasons for hospitalization.
8. Increased confidence
Difficulty communicating results in insecurity and lack of confidence. It’s not unusual for someone with this type of confidence issues to avoid social gatherings and to seclude themselves. This can become a vicious cycle of self-consciousness and isolation.
9. Better job satisfaction
It makes sense that somebody who doesn’t have hearing loss does better on the job. You could miss important information, safety precautions, or instructions. Not to mention the difficulty you had when trying to understand and follow along with your teammates during your last Zoom meeting. Good job performance and results depend on participation.
10. Reduced risk of cognitive decline
Because of a loss of social interaction and overall stimulation, hearing loss has been connected to dementia. As we get older our brains tend to shrink and that is one factor in the onset of cognitive decline. A greater possibility of dementia derives from an increased shrinkage of the brain.
Enjoy a better quality of life
Interacting and communicating with your loved ones will improve self-confidence, resulting in your ability to go out there and enjoy the things you love to do. It’s best to deal with your hearing loss and safeguard your ears if you want to stay youthful. We can help, give us a call.