There are many ways to feel more youthful. But protecting your hearing is one way that is frequently overlooked.
Diet and exercise have been promoted for years as a proven way to extend your lifespan as well as improve your quality of life. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and promotes weight control. 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 improves confidence, gives you a better love life, and helps you remain youthful.
1. Connecting in a more balanced way
Hearing loss tends to cause people to become alienated from friends and loved ones. They allow their impairment to isolate them from people and information. If you’re having a hard time hearing, how can you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? You may not even notice the problem until you’re already estranged from friends and family members. A boost in confidence will also come from better hearing.
2. Enhanced ability to learn
Many individuals stimulate their minds by going back to college. You will learn more and enjoy yourself more when you’re in school if you have healthy hearing. You won’t have to sit in the front and continuously ask your teacher to repeat themselves. You’ll comprehend ideas easier and have a smoother ability to interact with your fellow students.
3. Better sex
Senior citizens who have no hearing loss or wear hearing aids have a better social life. Thanks to that, they’re able to maintain better general health and more independence. And, surprisingly, you will also have a much better sex life.
4. Improved blood flow
Exercising is helpful for numerous reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Nutrients nourish and protect the ears and when there is good blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.
5. Reduced risk of falling
Spacial awareness is diminished with hearing loss and that can cause a loss of balance. Seniors are three times more likely to have a fall with a hearing loss of only 25 decibels than seniors with healthy hearing.
6. Better reaction time
Our instincts are activated by our senses and that includes how we react to danger. You will keep yourself and others around you safer if you can react quickly to alerts, sirens, fire alarms, and other warnings which healthy 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. Seniors often end up in the hospital as a direct or indirect result of accidents or depression.
8. Increased confidence
Insecurity and a lack of confidence are often the results when somebody has a hard time communicating. It’s not uncommon for somebody with this kind of confidence issues to stay away from social gatherings and to seclude themselves. This can become a vicious cycle of self-consciousness and isolation.
9. Better job satisfaction
The fact that individuals who have strong hearing do better at their job shouldn’t come as a surprise. You may miss important information, safety precautions, or instructions. And you’re regularly missing information from your teammates during zoom calls. Participation is key to good job performance and evaluations.
10. Reduced risk of cognitive decline
Due to a loss of social contact and general stimulation, hearing loss has been connected to dementia. As we age our brains tend to shrink and that is one factor in the onset of dementia. Greater brain shrinkage causes a greater risk of dementia.
Enjoy a better quality of life
Interacting and communicating with your family members will improve self-confidence, resulting in your ability to get out there and enjoy the things you enjoy doing. It’s best to address your hearing loss and safeguard your ears if you want to stay youthful. Call us, we can help!