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You’ve been looking for a way to maintain your youthfulness as you get older.

Diet, exercise, and vitamins have all been part of your routine. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on retinol creams and hair growth programs. You even joined a Yoga class. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can stay happy and youthful.

But fortunately, there’s an inexpensive way to keep that youthful happy feeling which has scientific backing. 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 might be the trick to staying youthful and happy.

Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?

The possibility of experiencing hearing loss increases significantly by age 45. It even affects children as young as 12.

A study showed that out of all people between 45 and 54, hearing loss is experienced by 11% of them. It goes up to 90% by age 80. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, almost 25 percent experience disabling hearing loss and that number increases to 50% by age 80.

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

Contrary to common notion most instances of hearing loss occur as a result of exposure to loud noise not aging. Over the course of their lives, some individuals are exposed to more damaging noise than others.

It’s not inevitable that somebody will get hearing loss but multiple studies have shown that your overall youthfulness, happiness, and health are impacted by neglecting to deal with any hearing loss you already have.

Yet just 1 in 7 individuals who would benefit from hearing aids have them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Secret to Youthfulness And Happiness

The following outcomes have been directly linked to wearing hearing aids:

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

One thing that makes life great, you’ll concur, is being around others. When you spend time taking part in things you enjoy, with those you love, you feel happier and younger.

People are more likely to remain socially active when they use their hearing aid every day..

  • Being 30% less likely to experience depression

Studies have revealed that individuals with hearing loss who use hearing aids are less likely to report feelings of sadness and loneliness, which is linked to depression.

Feeling as if people are attempting to avoid them or are mad at them is also less likely. It’s not as common for them to practice self isolation.

Greater happiness is the result of less depression.

  • Less likelihood of suffering from mental decline

If you have someone in your family that is suffering from dementia you know all too well how scary that can be. 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 cognitive decline worsens, the individuals who are coping with it are no longer able to do the things that make them feel happy and youthful.

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

  • Reducing your chance of falling by 30%

The chances of falling and sustaining a severe injury becomes a serious worry as we get older. When we were younger, we were much more stable. A hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab could be the consequence if a bad fall leads to a fracture.

That’s not where you want to spend your time. Being in pain in the hospital isn’t at all fun.

When you can get around easily, you live a happier life. You’re more confident in your movements and less likely to be startled.

Using your hearing aid will let you spend more time with family and friends and less time stuck in a hospital bed.

  • Having 30% fewer arguments and misunderstandings

How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you failed to hear what someone actually said. Or perhaps you think someone is yelling at you because they have to raise their voice so you can hear them.

A considerable strain on relationships can be the result of untreated hearing loss. It can lead to resentment, anger, sadness, and other unfavorable emotions. But wearing your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will produce more positive interactions with your family and friends. Helping you remain youthful and happy at any age.

Recover what you’ve lost

Have you been using your hearing aid? Many of the basic joys in life that you’ve been missing include:

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

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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