Feeling younger can be accomplished in a wide variety of ways. But protecting your hearing is one way that is often overlooked.
Diet and exercise have been promoted for years as a proven way to extend 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 good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.
The benefits you’re not considering regarding hearing maintenance
Take a look at all of the ways that healthy hearing improves confidence, gives you a better sex life, and helps you stay youthful.
1. Interacting in a more balanced way
People who have hearing loss tend to become estranged from society. They let their impairment isolate them from people and information. If you’re having a difficult time hearing, how can you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? You might not even notice the problem until you’re already estranged from friends and loved ones. Better hearing results in more confidence.
2. Improved ability to learn
Many individuals stimulate their minds by going back to school. 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 constantly ask your teacher to repeat what they said. You’ll understand directions more easily and have better social connection with other students.
3. Better sex
Seniors who have no loss of hearing or wear hearing aids have a better social life. Thanks to that, they’re able to maintain better overall health and more independence. And, surprisingly, you will also have a much better sex life.
4. Improved blood flow
Improved hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is helpful. Nutrients nourish and protect the ears and when there is strong blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.
5. Less risk of a fall
Hearing loss also decreases 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 normal hearing.
6. Better reaction time
Our instincts are activated by our senses and that includes how we respond to danger. With better hearing, you’ll respond to fire alarms, sirens, and other alerts more rapidly resulting in better safety for yourself and others around you.
7. Fewer hospital stays
A senior’s risk of depression, inactivity, falling, and accidents are all increased by hearing loss. Depression and accidents are often 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 results when somebody has a difficult time communicating. This lack of confidence could bring about a reluctance to go to get-togethers, parties, meetings, and events. This can become a vicious cycle of self-consciousness and isolation.
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 essential information, safety measures, or instructions. Not to mention the trouble you had when trying to comprehend and follow along with your teammates during your last Zoom call. Good job performance and results depend on participation.
10. Reduced onset of dementia
Loss of hearing has been related to the onset of dementia because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. As we get older our brains tend to shrink and that is one factor in the onset of dementia. Greater brain shrinkage causes a greater risk of dementia.
Enjoy a better quality of life
You will feel more confident when you can 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.