There are many ways to feel younger. However, one method of staying young that isn’t usually talked about is to protect your hearing.
Diet and exercise have been promoted for years as a confirmed way to extend your lifespan as well as improve your quality of life. These habits also help you manage your weight and help prevent heart disease and cancer. But good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.
Hearing maintenance benefits often ignored
Healthy hearing increases confidence, improves your love life, and helps you remain young in the following 10 ways.
1. Interacting in a more balanced way
Those with hearing loss have the tendency to become alienated from society. They separate themselves from others because of their impairment. How can you communicate during your pickleball game if you have trouble hearing? It’s an easy problem to go overlooked until you find you’re estranged from friends, family members, and co-workers. Better hearing brings about more confidence.
2. Improved ability to learn
Many people activate their minds by going back to college. If you’re in school, you will learn more and will have more fun if you can hear clearly. You won’t have to sit in the front and ask the instructor for repetition on every idea. You’ll comprehend concepts easier and have a smoother ability to interact with your fellow students.
3. Better sex
Seniors who have no hearing loss or use hearing aids have a better social life. Thanks to that, they’re able to maintain better overall health and more independence. All of these things result in a surprisingly better sex life.
4. Increased blood flow
Exercising is beneficial for many reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Increased blood flow helps feed the ears with nutrients that preserve your hearing.
5. Less risk of a fall
Hearing loss also reduces spatial awareness and potentially leads to worse balance. Seniors who have lost only 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with no hearing loss.
6. Increased reaction time
Our instincts are activated by our senses and that includes how we respond 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 inactivity, depression, falling, and accidents are all elevated by hearing loss. Seniors often end up in the hospital as a direct or indirect result of depression or accidents.
8. Increased confidence
Difficulty communicating leads to insecurity and lack of confidence. This lack of confidence might bring about a reluctance to go to get-togethers, parties, meetings, and events. This can become a vicious cycle of self-consciousness and isolation.
9. Better job satisfaction
It makes sense that someone without hearing loss performs better on the job. Things like safety measures, instructions, and significant information can get lost. And you’re frequently missing information from your teammates during zoom meetings. Participation is crucial to good job performance and assessments.
10. Reduced risk of cognitive decline
Due to a loss of social contact and overall stimulation, hearing loss has been linked to cognitive decline. As we age our brains usually shrink and that is one factor in the onset of dementia. Increased brain shrinkage contributes to an increased risk of dementia.
Enjoy a better quality of life
Interacting and communicating with your loved ones will improve self-confidence, leading to your ability to go out there and enjoy the things you love to do. If you want to feel youthful, it’s best to manage your hearing loss and protect your hearing. Call us, we can help!