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Older man in kayak in the harbour raising his paddle in the air in youthful excitement because he treated his hearing loss and feels youthful.

There are lots of ways to feel more youthful. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often overlooked.

Diet and exercise have been publicized for years as a proven way to increase your lifespan as well as improve your quality of life. These habits also help you manage your weight and help prevent heart disease and cancer. But staying healthy and youthful also depends on good hearing.

The advantages you’re not considering about hearing maintenance

Healthy hearing boosts confidence, improves your love life, and helps you stay young in the following 10 ways.

1. Interacting in a more healthy way

Those with hearing loss often become alienated from society. They let their impairment isolate them from people and information. If you’re having a tough time hearing, how will you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? You might not even detect the problem until you’re already estranged from friends and relatives. A boost in confidence will also come from better hearing.

2. Improved ability to learn

Many people activate their minds by going back to school. You will learn more and enjoy yourself more when you’re in school if you have healthy hearing. You won’t have to sit up front and ask the instructor for repetition on every concept. You’ll comprehend directions more readily and have better social connection with other students.

3. Better sex

Seniors who have no loss of hearing or use hearing aids have a more fulfilling social life. As a result, they’re able to preserve better overall health and more independence. All of these things lead to a surprisingly better sex life.

4. Increased blood flow

Exercising is helpful for many reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Nutrients nourish and preserve the ears and when there is strong blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.

5. Less chance of a fall

Hearing loss also reduces spatial awareness and potentially causes worse balance. Seniors are three times more likely to have a fall with a hearing loss of only 25 decibels than seniors with healthy hearing.

6. Better reaction time

Our senses trigger our instincts including reaction time to alerts or danger. You will keep yourself and people around you safer if you can react quickly to alerts, sirens, fire alarms, and other warnings which healthy hearing will help you do.

7. Fewer hospital stays

A senior’s danger of inactivity, depression, falling, and accidents are all elevated by hearing loss. Seniors frequently end up in the hospital as a direct or indirect result of accidents or depression.

8. Increased confidence

Insecurity and a lack of confidence are frequently the results when somebody has a hard time communicating. This lack of confidence may bring about a reluctance to go to gatherings, parties, meetings, and events. This behavior further isolates the person which causes a continuing cycle.

9. Better job satisfaction

The fact that individuals 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 calls. Participation is key to good job performance and evaluations.

10. Reduced chance of cognitive decline

Due to a loss of social contact and general stimulation, hearing loss has been connected to dementia. As we age our brains usually shrink and that is one factor in the onset of dementia. Increased brain shrinkage contributes to a greater potential of dementia.

Enjoy a better quality of life

Interacting and communicating with your family members will facilitate self-confidence, resulting in your ability to get out there and enjoy the things you love to do. If you want to feel younger, it’s best to manage your hearing loss and protect your hearing. Call us, we can help!

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The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.