Feeling more youthful can be accomplished in numerous ways. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often overlooked.
For years, improving and increasing your life has been linked to a good diet and exercise. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and promotes weight control. But good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.
The advantages you’re not considering regarding hearing maintenance
Have a look at all of the ways that healthy hearing increases confidence, provides a better love life, and helps you stay young.
1. More productive interactions
Hearing loss has a tendency to cause people to become alienated from friends and loved ones. They seclude themselves from others because of their impairment. How can you interact during your pickleball game if you have trouble hearing? You may not even notice the problem until you’re already estranged from friends and family members. Better hearing leads to more confidence.
2. Enhanced learning ability
Many people go back to school to stimulate their minds. If you’re in school, you will learn more and enjoy yourself much more if you can hear well. You won’t have to sit up front and constantly ask your teacher to repeat themselves. You’ll comprehend instructions more easily and have better social interaction with other students.
3. Better sex
Seniors have better social lives if they have healthy hearing or wear hearing aids. Thanks to that, they’re able to preserve better general health and more independence. All of these things result in a surprisingly better sex life.
4. Enhanced blood flow
Improved hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is beneficial. Nutrients nourish and protect the ears and when there is strong blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.
5. Reduced risk of falling
Hearing loss also reduces spatial awareness and potentially leads to worse balance. Seniors who have lost just 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with normal hearing.
6. Increased reaction time
Our senses activate our instincts including reaction time to alerts or danger. With better hearing, you’ll respond 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 danger of accidents, falls, and depression not to mention inactivity. Seniors often become hospitalized as a direct or indirect result of depression or accidents.
8. Increased confidence
Difficulty communicating results in insecurity and lack of confidence. This lack of confidence may result in a reluctance to go to gatherings, parties, meetings, and events. This behavior further isolates the person which creates a repeating cycle.
9. Better job satisfaction
It makes sense that somebody who doesn’t have hearing loss performs better on the job. Things like safety precautions, instructions, and significant information can get lost. And you’re regularly missing information from your teammates during zoom meetings. Good job performance and results rely on participation.
10. Reduced onset of dementia
Loss of hearing has been connected to the onset of dementia because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. As we age our brains usually shrink and that is one factor in the onset of dementia. Greater brain shrinkage causes an increased potential of dementia.
Enjoy a better quality of life
You will feel more confident when you’re able to 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. Give us a call, we can help!