Feeling more youthful can be accomplished in numerous ways. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often ignored.
For years, enhancing and extending your life has been connected to a good diet and exercise. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and promotes weight control. But good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.
Hearing maintenance advantages often neglected
Take a look at all of the ways that healthy hearing boosts confidence, gives you a better sex life, and helps you remain youthful.
1. More productive interactions
Hearing loss tends to cause people to become estranged from friends and loved ones. They allow their impairment to separate them from people and information. How can you communicate during your pickleball game if you have difficulty hearing? You may not even notice the problem until you’re already estranged from friends and loved ones. Better hearing leads to more confidence.
2. Enhanced ability to learn
Many people go back to school to stimulate their minds. If you’re in school, you will learn more and will have more fun if you can hear clearly. You won’t have to sit in the front and ask the instructor for clarification on every concept. You’ll understand instructions more readily and have better social interaction with other students.
3. Better sex
Seniors have better social lives if they have healthy hearing or wear hearing aids. As a result, they’re able to maintain better overall health and more independence. All of these things lead to a surprisingly better sex life.
4. Improved blood flow
Exercising is beneficial for numerous 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
Spacial awareness is decreased with hearing loss and that can cause a loss of balance. Seniors who have lost just 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with normal hearing.
6. Better reaction time
Our senses activate our instincts including reaction time to alerts or danger. With better hearing, you’ll react to fire alarms, sirens, and other alerts more quickly creating better safety for yourself and those around you.
7. Fewer hospital stays
A senior’s danger of inactivity, depression, falling, and accidents are all elevated by hearing loss. Depression and accidents are frequently reasons that seniors end up in the hospital and they can contribute to other reasons for hospitalization.
8. Increased confidence
Insecurity and a lack of confidence are frequently the outcomes when somebody has a difficult time communicating. It’s not uncommon for a person with this type of confidence issues to avoid social gatherings and to seclude themselves. 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. Things like safety precautions, instructions, and significant information can get lost. Not to mention the difficulty you had when trying to comprehend and keep up with your teammates during your last Zoom call. Participation is key to good job performance and evaluations.
10. Reduced risk of cognitive decline
Because of a loss of social interaction and overall stimulation, hearing loss has been linked to cognitive decline. As we age our brains usually shrink and that is one factor in the onset of cognitive decline. A greater risk of dementia comes from increased shrinkage of the brain.
Enjoy a better quality of life
Socializing and communicating with your loved ones will improve self-confidence, leading to your ability to get out there and enjoy the things you love to do. It’s best to deal with your hearing loss and protect your ears if you want to remain youthful. We can help, contact us.