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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 many ways to feel more youthful. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often overlooked.

Diet and exercise have been publicized for years as a proven way to increase your lifespan while improving your quality of life. These practices also help you manage your weight and help prevent heart disease and cancer. 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, provides a better sex life, and helps you remain young.

1. More productive interactions

Hearing loss tends to cause people to become estranged from friends and loved ones. They let their impairment separate them from people and information. How can you interact during your pickleball game if you have difficulty hearing? You may not even detect the problem until you’re already estranged from friends and loved ones. A boost in confidence will also come from better hearing.

2. Increased learning

Many people go back to school to activate their minds. You will learn better and enjoy yourself more when you’re in school if you have good hearing. You won’t have to sit in the front and constantly ask your teacher to repeat what they said. You’ll understand instructions more readily and have better social interaction with other students.

3. Better sex

Seniors have better social lives if they have normal hearing or use hearing aids. As a result, they’re able to preserve better overall health and more independence. And, surprisingly, you will also have a much better sex life.

4. Enhanced blood flow

Exercising is beneficial for many reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Nutrients feed and preserve the ears and when there is strong blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.

5. Less chance of a fall

Hearing loss also reduces spatial awareness and potentially leads to worse balance. Seniors are three times more likely to have a fall with a hearing loss of only 25 decibels than seniors with normal hearing.

6. Increased 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 danger of inactivity, depression, falling, and accidents are all elevated by hearing loss. Accidents and depression are frequently reasons that seniors end up in the hospital and they can contribute to other reasons for hospitalization.

8. Increased confidence

Difficulty communicating leads to insecurity and lack of confidence. It’s not uncommon for somebody with this type of confidence issues to steer clear of 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 without hearing loss performs better at work. Things like safety precautions, instructions, and significant information can get lost. And you’re regularly missing information from your teammates during zoom calls. Good job performance and results depend on participation.

10. Reduced chance of cognitive decline

Hearing loss has been connected to the onset of dementia because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. Dementia is caused partly by brain shrinkage which occurs as people get older. A greater possibility of cognitive decline comes from 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 get out there and enjoy the things you love to do. If you want to feel youthful, it’s best to deal with your hearing loss and protect your hearing. Give us a call, 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.
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