You’ve been searching for a way to maintain your youthfulness as you age.
You’ve looked for it in your diet, exercise, and supplements. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on retinol creams or hair growth products. You even joined a Yoga class. You can stay happy and youthful at any age
But what if we told you there’s an easy method to stay happy and feeling young that’s inexpensive and backed by science? Yet, fewer than 16% of people who would benefit are taking advantage of it.
The “trick” is simple – they’re wearing their hearing aids to treat their hearing loss.
This trick may be the secret to feeling happy and youthful as we age.
How common is hearing loss?
The potential to experience hearing loss goes up significantly by age 45. It even affects children as young as 12.
According to a 2011 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. Nearly 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of those 75 and older, are suffering from disabling hearing loss.
Furthermore, hearing loss is twice as common among men younger than 70 compared to women in the same age group.
While you probably associate hearing loss with aging, most hearing loss occurs due to exposure to loud and harmful sounds. Some people are exposed to more harmful sounds than others during the course of their lives.
Hearing loss isn’t an inevitability, but failing to treat your hearing loss has been shown by repeated studies to impact your overall health, happiness, and youthfulness.
Yet only 1 in 7 people who would benefit from hearing aids wear them.
Your hearing aid is the secret to happiness and youthfulness
Wearing your hearing aid has been directly linked to the following outcomes:
- Being 20% more likely to engage in social activities
You’ll agree, being with others is one of the things that makes life worthwhile. You feel younger and happier when you spend precious time with those you love doing the activities you enjoy.
Those with hearing loss who wear their hearing aids are more likely to stay active and social.
- Being 30% less likely to suffer from depression
Studies have shown that people with hearing loss who wear hearing aids are less likely to report sad feelings and loneliness, which is associated with depression.
They’re also less likely to feel as if people are angry with them or trying to avoid them. They’re also less likely to isolate themselves from others.
Less depression equals greater happiness.
- Being 24% less likely to suffer from mental decline
If you have a mom, dad, or aunt with dementia, you know how scary it is for the family and the person in mental decline. Cognitive decline makes people feel older because they’re always forgetting, and it takes longer for them to process things.
As the decline continues, they lose many of the things that make them happy and youthful because they become unable to do them.
If the simple act of wearing your hearing aid can reduce your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be wearing it?
- Reducing your risk of falling by 30%
As we age, the risk of falling and injuring ourselves becomes a bitter reality. We’re not as stable as we once were. A bad fall could cause a severe fracture that leads to a hospital stay and several weeks of rehab.
That’s not where you want to spend your time. It’s no fun to be in the hospital in pain.
You’re happier when you’re able to get around easily. You’re more sure of your movements and less likely to be startled.
Wearing your hearing aid will allow you to spend more time with friends and family and less time cooped up in a hospital bed.
- Having 30% fewer arguments and misunderstandings
How many arguments start because you thought you heard someone say something negative, but in reality, the person said something else? Or, perhaps, a friend raises her voice so you can hear her more clearly, but you think she’s yelling at you.
Untreated hearing loss puts a huge strain on your relationships with friends and family. It can lead to anger, resentment, sadness, and other negative emotions. But wearing your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will lead to more positive interactions with your friends and family members. Helping you stay happy and youthful at any age.
Reclaim what you’ve lost
Have you been wearing your hearing aid? You may have forgotten many of the simple joys in life that you’re missing, including:
- Children’s laughter
- Conversations with friends and family without asking them to speak louder
- Social clubs and outings
- The sounds of nature at your local park
You may think you can still hear these things clearly, but if you are experiencing hearing loss, they probably don’t sound as delightful as they once did.
Wearing your hearing aid will help you reclaim your happiness and youthfulness. Don’t let another day go by without embracing the precious gift of hearing. If you need a new hearing aid or your current device needs to be adjusted, you should visit a hearing professional as soon as possible.