Signs of Aging Are Slowed by Hearing Aids

Woman considering hearing aids as she looks at her image in a mirror.

You’ve been seeking a way to retain your youthfulness as you age.

You’ve looked for it in your diet, exercise, and supplements. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on wrinkle creams and hair growth products. You’ve even tried yoga. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can remain happy and youthful.

But what if you found out that there’s a simple way to remain happy and feeling young that’s inexpensive and backed by science. Yet, less than 16% of people who would benefit are taking advantage of it.

The “trick” is simple – they’re using their hearing aids to manage their hearing loss.

As we age, this may be the trick to remaining youthful and happy.

Is Hearing Loss Very Common?

By the time you get to the age of 45, your chance of developing hearing loss goes up significantly. Even children as young as 12 are affected.

As reported by a scientific study, 11% of people between the ages of 45 and 54 were dealing with some level of hearing loss. By age 80 that percentage increases to 90%. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, almost 25 % cope with debilitating hearing loss and that number goes up to 50% by age 80.

Also, men under 70 are twice as likely to experience hearing loss than women in the same age group.

While you probably relate hearing loss with growing old, most hearing loss occurs because of exposure to loud and harmful noise. Some people are exposed to more harmful noises than others over the course of their lives.

It’s not inevitable that an individual will get hearing loss but multiple studies have shown that your general happiness, youthfulness, and health are impacted by neglecting to treat any hearing loss you’re already experiencing.

But hearing aids are used by only 1 out of 7 individuals who actually need them.

Your Secret to Youthfulness And Happiness is Your Hearing Aid

The following results have been directly connected to wearing hearing aids:

  • Being 20% more likely to take part in social activities

You’ll agree, being around people is one of the things that make life rewarding. You feel younger and happier when you spend cherished time with people you love doing the activities you enjoy.

Those with hearing loss who wear their hearing aids are more likely to remain active and social.

  • Being 30% less likely to experience depression

Feelings which are related to depression-like loneliness and sadness, according to some studies, are less likely to be reported when someone who has hearing loss routinely wears their hearing aid.

Feeling as if people are trying to avoid them or are mad at them is also less likely. They’re less likely to seclude themselves from others.

Greater happiness is the outcome of less depression.

  • Less likelihood of experiencing mental decline

If you have a mom, dad, or aunt with dementia, you know how frightening it is for the family and the individual in mental decline. It takes longer for a person with cognitive decline to process things and they are constantly forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.

As the decline goes on, they lose lots of the things that make them youthful and happy because they become unable to do them.

If the simple act of using your hearing aid can lessen your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be using it?

  • Minimizing your chance of falling by 30%

As we get older, the chances of falling and hurting ourselves becomes a real possibility. When we were younger, we were much more balanced. A nasty fall could cause a serious fracture that leads to a hospital stay and several weeks of rehab.

That isn’t a place you want to be. It’s no fun to be in the hospital in pain.

You’re happier when you’re capable of getting around easily. You’re less likely to be startled because you’re more confident with your movements.

Hearing aids will make a hospital stay less likely and will allow you to spend more time with friends and family.

  • Having 30% fewer misunderstandings and arguments

How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you didn’t hear what someone actually said. Or, maybe, a friend raises her voice so you can hear her more distinctly, but you think she’s yelling at you.

Neglected hearing loss puts an enormous strain on your relationships with friends and family. It can result in resentment, anger, sadness, and other adverse emotions. But wearing your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will lead to more positive connections with your family and friends. Whatever age you might be, this will help you remain youthful and happy.

Whatever you’ve lost, reclaim it

Have you been wearing your hearing aid? You might have forgotten some of the basic joys in life that you’re missing, like the following:

  • Conversations with friends and family without asking them to speak up
  • The sounds of nature at your local park
  • Music
  • Social clubs and outings
  • Children’s laughter

You may believe you can still hear these things clearly, but if you are suffering from hearing loss, they most likely don’t sound as delightful as they once did.

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