Woman considering hearing aids as she looks at her image in a mirror.

You’ve been looking for a way to retain your youthfulness as you age.

Exercise, vitamins, and diet have all been part of your program. You’ve already spent a lot on retaining your hair and keeping wrinkles in check. You’ve even tried out yoga. You can stay happy and youthful regardless of your age.

But fortunately, there’s an affordable way to keep that youthful happy feeling which has scientific backing. Yet, among individuals who would benefit, less than 16% are taking advantage of it.

The “trick” is simple – they’re using their hearing aids to deal with their hearing loss.

As we age, this may be the trick to staying youthful and happy.

Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?

By the time you reach the age of 45, your chance of developing hearing loss increases significantly. Even children as young as 12 are impacted.

According to a scientific study, 11% of people between the ages of 45 and 54 were dealing with some degree of hearing loss. It increases to 90% by age 80. Nearly 25% of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of those 75 and over, are dealing with disabling hearing loss.

Also, men younger than 70 are two times as likely to experience hearing loss than women in the same age group.

Contrary to common notion most instances of hearing loss develop as a result of exposure to loud noise not aging. Some people are exposed to more damaging sounds than others during the course of their lives.

It’s not inevitable that an individual will get hearing loss but numerous studies have revealed that your overall happiness, youthfulness, and health are affected by neglecting to deal with any hearing loss you already have.

But hearing aids are worn by just 1 out of 7 individuals who actually need them.

Your Secret to Youthfulness And Happiness is Your Hearing Aid

The following outcomes have been directly connected to wearing hearing aids:

  • Being 20% more likely to take part in social activities

You’ll agree, being around other people is one of the things that make life worthwhile. You feel younger and happier when you spend cherished time with people you love doing the activities you enjoy.

Individuals are more likely to stay socially active when they use their hearing aid every day..

  • Being 30% less likely to experience depression

Feelings which are associated with depression-like loneliness and sadness, according to some studies, are less likely to be reported when somebody with hearing loss regularly wears their hearing aid.

They’re also less likely to feel like people are angry with them or trying to avoid them. It’s not as common for them to practice self isolation.

Less depression means increased happiness.

  • Being 24% less likely to experience cognitive decline

If you have a mom, dad, or aunt who is coping with dementia, you know how scary it is for the family and the person in cognitive decline. It takes longer for a person with cognitive decline to process things and they are frequently forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.

As cognitive decline progresses, the people who are coping with it are no longer capable of doing the things that make them feel youthful and happy.

If your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s can be decreased by simply wearing hearing aids, shouldn’t that be what you’re doing.

  • Decreasing your risk of falling by 30%

As we age, the danger of falling and injuring ourselves becomes a bitter reality. We’re not as sturdy as we once were. A nasty fall could cause a severe fracture that leads to a hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab.

That isn’t a place you want to be. Being in pain in the hospital isn’t fun at all.

You’re happier when you’re able to get around easily. You’re more confident in your movements and less likely to be startled.

Hearing aids will make a hospital stay less likely and will allow you to spend more time with family and friends.

  • Arguments and misunderstandings are 30% less likely

How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you failed to hear what someone actually said. Or perhaps you think somebody is yelling at you because they have to raise their voice so you can hear them.

Untreated hearing loss puts an enormous strain on your relationships with family and friends. It can create anger, resentment, sadness, and other adverse emotions. But you will have more positive interactions with friends and family if you can hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Helping you stay happy and youthful at any age.

Reclaim what you’ve lost

Have you been wearing your hearing aid? Many of the basic joys in life that you’ve been missing include:

  • The sounds of nature at your local park
  • Children’s laughter
  • Social clubs and outings
  • Discussions with friends and family without asking them to speak louder
  • Music

If you have hearing loss, you may still hear these things to some extent but they are most likely not as enjoyable.

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