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 younger. However, one approach to staying young that isn’t always mentioned is to protect your hearing.

For years, improving and increasing your life has been connected to a good diet and exercise. It also helps counter heart disease, cancer, and promotes weight control. But good hearing does just as much to keep you healthy and young.

Hearing maintenance benefits frequently ignored

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

1. More productive interactions

Individuals with hearing loss tend to become alienated from society. They seclude themselves from others because of their impairment. How can you interact during your pickleball match if you have difficulty hearing? It’s an easy problem to go overlooked until you find you’re isolated from friends, family members, and colleagues. Better hearing brings about more confidence.

2. Improved ability to learn

Many individuals stimulate their minds by going back to college. You will learn better and enjoy yourself more when you’re in school if you have healthy hearing. You won’t have to sit in the front and ask the instructor for repetition on every concept. You’ll understand directions more readily and have better social connection with other students.

3. Better sex

Seniors have better social lives if they have healthy hearing or wear hearing aids. Thanks to that, they’re able to maintain better overall health and more independence. And, surprisingly, you will also have a far better sex life.

4. Improved blood flow

Improved hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is beneficial. Increased blood flow helps nourish the ears with nutrients that protect your hearing.

5. Reduced risk of falling

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

6. Better reaction time

Our senses stimulate our instincts including reaction time to danger or alerts. 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

A senior’s risk of depression, inactivity, falling, and accidents are all increased by hearing loss. Depression and accidents are frequently reasons that seniors end up in the hospital and they can play a role in other reasons for hospitalization.

8. Increased confidence

Insecurity and a lack of confidence are often the outcomes when someone has a hard time communicating. This lack of confidence might result in a reluctance to go to gatherings, parties, meetings, and events. This behavior further isolates the person which creates a continuing cycle.

9. Better job satisfaction

It makes sense that someone who doesn’t have hearing loss does better on the job. Things like safety precautions, instructions, and significant information can get lost. Not to mention the trouble you had when attempting to comprehend and keep up with your teammates during your last Zoom meeting. Participation is crucial to good job performance and assessments.

10. Reduced risk of cognitive decline

Loss of hearing has been related to the onset of cognitive decline because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. Dementia is induced in part by brain shrinkage which occurs as people age. An increased possibility of cognitive decline derives from an increased shrinkage of the brain.

Enjoy a better quality of life

You will feel more 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 manage your hearing loss and safeguard your hearing. Call us, we can help!

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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.