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

Diet, exercise, and vitamins have all been part of your routine. You’ve already spent a lot on keeping your hair and keeping wrinkles in check. You even signed up for a Yoga class. You can stay happy and youthful regardless of your age.

But what if we told you there’s an easy method to remain happy and feeling young that’s inexpensive and backed by science. Yet, among people 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.

This trick might be the secret to feeling happy and youthful as we age.

Is Hearing Loss Very Common?

By the time you reach the age of 45, your chance of developing hearing loss rises dramatically. Even children as young as 12 are affected.

According to a scientific study, 11% of people between the ages of 45 and 54 were experiencing some degree of hearing loss. It goes up to 90% by age 80. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, nearly 25 % experience disabling hearing loss and that number rises to 50% by age 80.

Additionally, hearing loss is twice as common with men younger than 70 compared to women in the same age group.

Contrary to common notion most cases of hearing loss develop as a result of exposure to loud noise not aging. Some people are exposed to more harmful 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 general youthfulness, happiness, and health are impacted by neglecting to treat any hearing loss you’re already experiencing.

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

Your Key to Happiness And Youthfulness is Your Hearing Aid

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

  • Being 20% more likely to participate in social activities

One thing that makes life great, you’ll agree, is being around others. When you spend time doing things you enjoy, with those you love, you feel younger and happier.

Individuals are more likely to remain socially active when they wear their hearing aid regularly..

  • Being 30% less likely to experience depression

Studies have demonstrated that people with hearing loss who wear hearing aids are less likely to report sad feelings and loneliness, which is connected with depression.

Feeling as if people are attempting to avoid them or are mad at them is also less likely. It’s not as common for them to engage in self isolation.

Less depression equals greater happiness.

  • Being 24% less likely to suffer from mental decline

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

As the decline goes on, they lose many of the things that make them youthful and happy because they become unable to do them.

If the simple act of using your hearing aid can decrease your chances of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be using it?

  • Minimizing your risk of falling by 30%

As we get older, the risk of falling and hurting ourselves becomes a real possibility. We’re not as stable as we were in the past. A bad fall could cause a serious fracture that leads to a hospital stay and several 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 let you spend more time with friends and family.

  • Having 30% fewer arguments and misunderstandings

How many arguments start because you thought you heard someone say something negative, but in fact, the person said something else? Or maybe you think somebody is yelling at you because they need to raise their voice so you can hear them.

A massive strain on relationships can be the result of untreated hearing loss. Resentment, anger, sadness, and other undesirable emotions are often the consequence. But wearing your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will create more positive connections with your friends and family members. Whatever age you might be, this will help you stay happy and youthful.

Recover what you’ve lost

Have you been wearing your hearing aid? You may have forgotten many of the basic joys in life that you’re missing, including:

  • Social clubs and outings
  • Conversations with family and friends without asking them to speak up
  • Children’s laughter
  • Music
  • Nature sounds outdoors

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

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