Feeling more youthful can be accomplished in many ways. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often ignored.
For years, improving 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
Check out all of the ways that healthy hearing increases confidence, provides a better sex life, and helps you stay young.
1. Interacting in a more healthy way
Those who have hearing loss often become alienated from society. They allow their impairment to separate them from people and information. How can you interact during your pickleball match if you have problems hearing? It’s an easy problem to go unnoticed until you find you’re estranged from friends, relatives, and colleagues. Better hearing leads to more confidence.
2. Better learning
Many people stimulate their minds by going back to college. If you’re in school, you will learn more and will have more fun if you can hear well. You won’t need to sit up front and ask the instructor for repetition on every concept. You’ll understand ideas easier and have a smoother ability to communicate with your fellow students.
3. Better sex
Seniors have stronger social lives if they have normal hearing or wear hearing aids. More independence and better overall health are the results. And, surprisingly, you will also have a much better sex life.
4. Improved blood flow
Better hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is helpful. Increased blood flow helps feed the ears with nutrients that protect your hearing.
5. Less chance of a fall
Spacial awareness is diminished with hearing loss and that can result in a loss of balance. Seniors who have lost just 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with no hearing loss.
6. Increased reaction time
Our instincts are triggered by our senses and that includes how we respond to danger. You will keep yourself and others 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 elevated by hearing loss. Seniors often 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. It’s not unusual for a person with this type of confidence issues to stay away from social gatherings and to seclude themselves. This behavior further isolates the person which creates a continuing cycle.
9. Better job satisfaction
The fact that people who have strong hearing perform better at their job shouldn’t come as a surprise. You may miss important information, safety measures, or instructions. And you’re regularly missing information from your teammates during zoom calls. Good job performance and results rely on participation.
10. Decreased chance of cognitive decline
Due to a loss of social interaction and general stimulation, hearing loss has been connected to cognitive decline. As we age our brains tend to shrink and that is one factor in the onset of dementia. Greater brain shrinkage contributes to an increased risk of dementia.
Enjoy a better quality of life
You will feel more confident when you’re able to communicate with your friends and loved ones and that will allow you to go out and enjoy your favorite activities. If you want to feel youthful, it’s best to manage your hearing loss and safeguard your hearing. We can help, give us a call.