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.

Feeling more youthful can be accomplished in numerous ways. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often overlooked.

Diet and exercise have been promoted for years as a proven way to increase your lifespan as well as improve your quality of life. These habits also help you control your weight and help prevent cancer and heart disease. But good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.

The benefits you’re not considering regarding hearing maintenance

Healthy hearing increases confidence, improves your love life, and helps you stay young in the following 10 ways.

1. More rewarding connections

Hearing loss tends to cause people to become alienated from friends and loved ones. They separate themselves from others because of their impairment. How can you communicate during your pickleball match if you have problems hearing? You may not even notice the issue until you’re already estranged from friends and loved ones. A boost in confidence will also come from better hearing.

2. Better learning

Many individuals go back to school to stimulate their minds. You will learn better and enjoy yourself more when you’re in school if you have healthy hearing. You won’t need to sit in the front and ask the instructor for repetition on every concept. You’ll understand concepts easier and have a smoother ability to communicate with your fellow students.

3. Better sex

Seniors have stronger social lives if they have healthy hearing or wear hearing aids. More independence and better overall health are the results. All of these things lead to a surprisingly better sex life.

4. Improved blood flow

Improved hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is beneficial. 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

Hearing loss also decreases spatial awareness and potentially causes worse balance. Seniors who have lost only 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with no hearing loss.

6. Better reaction time

Our instincts are activated by our senses and that includes how we respond to danger. With better hearing, you’ll react to fire alarms, sirens, and other alerts more quickly resulting in better safety for yourself and others around you.

7. Fewer hospital stays

Hearing loss raises a senior’s risk of accidents, falls, and depression not to mention inactivity. Seniors frequently 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 someone has a hard time communicating. It’s not unusual for someone with this kind of confidence issues to avoid social gatherings and to seclude themselves. This behavior further isolates the person which creates a continuing cycle.

9. Better job satisfaction

It makes sense that somebody without hearing loss performs better on the job. Things like safety precautions, instructions, and significant information can get lost. Not to mention the trouble you had when attempting to comprehend and keep up with your teammates during your last Zoom call. Good job performance and results rely on participation.

10. Reduced onset of dementia

Hearing loss has been related to the onset of dementia because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. Cognitive decline is caused partly by brain shrinkage which takes place as people age. Greater brain shrinkage contributes to an increased potential of dementia.

Enjoy a better quality of life

You will feel more self-confident when you can communicate with your friends and family members and that will allow you to go out and enjoy your favorite activities. It’s best to deal with your hearing loss and protect your ears if you want to remain youthful. We can help, contact us.

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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.