There are many ways to feel more youthful. However, one approach to staying young that isn’t always talked about is to protect your hearing.
Diet and exercise have been promoted for years as a proven way to extend your lifespan while improving your quality of life. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and improves weight control. But good hearing does just as much to keep you healthy and young.
The advantages you’re not considering about hearing maintenance
Healthy hearing increases confidence, improves your love life, and helps you stay young in the following 10 ways.
1. More fruitful interactions
People who have hearing loss often become alienated from society. They allow their impairment to isolate them from people and information. If you’re having a tough time hearing, how will you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? It’s an easy problem to go unnoticed until you find you’re isolated from friends, relatives, and colleagues. Better hearing results in more confidence.
2. Enhanced ability to learn
Many people 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 have to sit in the front and continuously ask your teacher to repeat themselves. You’ll comprehend ideas easier and have a smoother ability to communicate with your fellow students.
3. Better sex
Seniors who have no loss of hearing or wear hearing aids have a better social life. More independence and better general health are the results. All of these things result in a surprisingly better sex life.
4. Improved blood flow
Better hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is beneficial. Increased blood flow helps nourish the ears with nutrients that protect your hearing.
5. Reduced danger of falling
Hearing loss also reduces spatial awareness and potentially leads to worse balance. Seniors who have lost only 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with normal hearing.
6. Better reaction time
Our senses trigger our instincts including reaction time to alerts or danger. You will keep yourself and others around you safer if you can respond quickly to alerts, sirens, fire alarms, and other warnings which good hearing will help you do.
7. Fewer hospital stays
A senior’s danger 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 contribute to other reasons for hospitalization.
8. Increased confidence
Difficulty communicating causes insecurity and lack of confidence. This lack of confidence could bring about a reluctance to go to gatherings, parties, meetings, and events. 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. You could miss important information, safety precautions, or instructions. Not to mention the difficulty you had when trying to understand and keep up with your teammates during your last Zoom call. Participation is key to good job performance and assessments.
10. Reduced risk of cognitive decline
Loss of hearing has been connected to the onset of dementia because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. As we age our brains tend to shrink and that’s one element in the onset of dementia. Increased brain shrinkage causes an increased potential of dementia.
Enjoy a better quality of life
Socializing and communicating with your family members will improve self-confidence, resulting in your ability to go out there and enjoy the things you enjoy doing. If you want to feel youthful, it’s best to manage your hearing loss and protect your hearing. We can help, contact us.