10 Hearing Tips to Make You Feel Younger

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 frequently ignored.

Diet and exercise have been publicized for years as a proven way to extend your lifespan as well as improve your quality of life. These habits also help you control your weight and help prevent heart disease and cancer. But remaining healthy and youthful also relies on good hearing.

The advantages you’re not considering about hearing maintenance

Check out all of the ways that healthy hearing improves confidence, gives you a better love life, and helps you stay youthful.

1. More fruitful interactions

Those who have hearing loss often become estranged from society. They allow their impairment to isolate them from people and information. If you’re having a hard time hearing, how can you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? You may not even notice the problem until you’re already estranged from friends and loved ones. Better hearing brings about more confidence.

2. Better learning

Many people go back to school to activate their minds. 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 up front and ask the instructor for clarification on every idea. You’ll understand instructions more readily and have better social connection with other students.

3. Better sex

Seniors who have no hearing loss or wear hearing aids have a more fulfilling social life. As a result, they’re able to maintain better overall health and more independence. And, surprisingly, you will also have a much better sex life.

4. Increased blood flow

Improved hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is helpful. Nutrients feed and protect the ears and when there is good blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.

5. Less chance of a fall

Spacial awareness is decreased with hearing loss and that can cause a loss of balance. Seniors are three times more likely to have a fall with a hearing loss of only 25 decibels than seniors with healthy hearing.

6. Increased reaction time

Our senses stimulate our instincts including reaction time to danger or alerts. With better hearing, you’ll react to fire alarms, sirens, and other alerts more rapidly resulting in better safety for yourself and others around you.

7. Fewer hospital stays

A senior’s danger of depression, inactivity, falling, and accidents are all increased by hearing loss. Seniors often end up in the hospital as a direct or indirect result of accidents or depression.

8. Increased confidence

Difficulty communicating results in insecurity and lack of confidence. It’s not uncommon for somebody with this type of confidence issues to stay away from social gatherings and to seclude themselves. This behavior further isolates the person which creates a repeating cycle.

9. Better job satisfaction

The fact that individuals who have good hearing do better at their job shouldn’t come as a surprise. Things like safety measures, instructions, and significant information can get lost. Not to mention the trouble you had when trying to comprehend and follow along with your teammates during your last Zoom meeting. Participation is key to good job performance and assessments.

10. Decreased onset of dementia

Loss of hearing has been related to the onset of cognitive decline because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. Cognitive decline is caused in part by brain shrinkage which happens as people age. Greater brain shrinkage contributes to an increased potential of dementia.

Enjoy a better quality of life

Interacting and communicating with your family members will improve self-confidence, resulting in your ability to get out there and enjoy the things you love to do. It’s best to deal with your hearing loss and protect your ears if you want to stay youthful. We can help, give us a call.

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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