Feeling younger can be accomplished in numerous ways. However, one method of staying young that isn’t usually talked about is to protect your hearing.
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 remaining healthy and youthful also relies on good hearing.
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 productive connections
Hearing loss tends to cause people to become alienated from friends and loved ones. They let their impairment isolate them from people and information. If you’re having a difficult time hearing, how will you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? It’s an easy problem to go overlooked until you find you’re estranged from friends, family members, and co-workers. A boost in confidence will also result from better hearing.
2. Increased learning
Many people activate their minds by going back to college. You will learn more and enjoy yourself more when you’re in school if you have good hearing. You won’t need to sit in the front and constantly ask your teacher to repeat themselves. You’ll understand concepts easier and have a smoother ability to interact with your fellow students.
3. Better sex
Seniors have better social lives if they have normal hearing or wear hearing aids. As a result, they’re able to preserve better overall health and more independence. And, surprisingly, you will also have a much better sex life.
4. Increased blood flow
Exercising is beneficial for numerous reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Increased blood flow helps feed the ears with nutrients that protect your hearing.
5. Reduced risk of falling
Hearing loss also reduces spatial awareness and potentially leads to worse balance. Seniors are three times more likely to have a fall with a hearing loss of only 25 decibels than seniors with normal hearing.
6. Increased reaction time
Our senses stimulate our instincts including reaction time to alerts or danger. You will keep yourself and people around you safer if you can respond quickly to alerts, sirens, fire alarms, and other warnings which healthy hearing will help you do.
7. Fewer hospital stays
A senior’s risk of depression, inactivity, falling, and accidents are all increased by hearing loss. Seniors frequently 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. This lack of confidence may result in a reluctance to go to get-togethers, parties, meetings, and events. This behavior further isolates the person which causes a repeating cycle.
9. Better job satisfaction
The fact that people who have good hearing do better at their job shouldn’t come as a surprise. You might miss important information, safety measures, 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 crucial to good job performance and evaluations.
10. Decreased onset of dementia
Due to a loss of social contact and general stimulation, hearing loss has been connected to cognitive decline. Dementia is caused in part by brain shrinkage which occurs as people age. An increased possibility of dementia comes from increased shrinkage of the brain.
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 stay youthful. Call us, we can help!