Feeling younger can be accomplished in numerous ways. However, one approach to staying young that isn’t always talked about is to protect your hearing.
Diet and exercise have been publicized for years as a confirmed way to increase your lifespan as well as improve your quality of life. These practices also help you manage your weight and help prevent heart disease and cancer. But staying healthy and youthful also relies on good hearing.
The advantages you’re not considering regarding hearing maintenance
Take a look at all of the ways that healthy hearing boosts confidence, provides a better love life, and helps you stay youthful.
1. More productive interactions
Those with hearing loss tend to become alienated from society. They separate themselves from others because of their impairment. If you’re having a difficult time hearing, how can you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? It’s an easy issue to go unnoticed until you find you’re estranged from friends, family members, and colleagues. Better hearing leads to more confidence.
2. Improved ability to learn
Many people activate their minds by going back to school. You will learn better and enjoy yourself more when you’re in school if you have good hearing. You won’t need to sit up front and ask the instructor for repetition on every idea. You’ll understand ideas easier and have a smoother ability to communicate with your fellow students.
3. Better sex
Senior citizens who have no loss of hearing or wear hearing aids have a more fulfilling social life. Thanks to that, they’re able to maintain better general health and more independence. And, surprisingly, you will also have a much better sex life.
4. Enhanced blood flow
Improved hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is helpful. Increased blood flow helps feed the ears with nutrients that preserve your hearing.
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 normal hearing.
6. Increased reaction time
Our instincts are triggered 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 rapidly resulting in better safety for yourself and those around you.
7. Fewer hospital stays
A senior’s risk of depression, inactivity, falling, and accidents are all elevated by hearing loss. Accidents and depression are frequently reasons that seniors end up in the hospital and they can play a role in other reasons for hospitalization.
8. Increased confidence
Insecurity and a lack of confidence are often the results when somebody has a difficult time communicating. It’s not uncommon for someone with this type of confidence issues to stay away from social gatherings and to seclude themselves. This can become a vicious cycle of self-consciousness and isolation.
9. Better job satisfaction
The fact that people who have strong hearing do better at their job shouldn’t come as a surprise. Things like safety precautions, instructions, and important information can get lost. And you’re frequently missing information from your teammates during zoom meetings. Good job performance and results depend on participation.
10. Reduced onset of dementia
Loss of hearing has been related to the onset of cognitive decline because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. Dementia is caused in part by shrinkage of the brain which occurs as people age. A greater chance of dementia derives from an increased shrinkage of the brain.
Enjoy a better quality of life
Interacting and communicating with your loved ones will facilitate self-confidence, leading to your ability to go out there and enjoy the things you enjoy doing. If you want to feel younger, it’s best to deal with your hearing loss and safeguard your hearing. We can help, give us a call.