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You’ve been searching for a way to retain your youthfulness as you get older.

Exercise, vitamins, and diet have all been part of your regimen. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on wrinkle creams and hair growth programs. You’ve even tried out yoga. It doesn’t matter what your age, you can stay happy and youthful.

But what if you found out that there’s a simple method to remain happy and feeling young that’s affordable and backed by science. Yet, among individuals who would benefit, fewer than 16% are taking advantage of it.

The “trick” is simple – they’re wearing their hearing aids to deal with their hearing loss.

As we age, this may be the trick to remaining youthful and happy.

Is Hearing Loss Very Common?

By the time you reach the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss increases significantly. Even children as young as 12 are affected.

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

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

Contrary to common belief most cases of hearing loss develop as a result of exposure to loud noise not aging. Some people are exposed to more damaging sounds than others during the course of their lives.

It’s not inevitable that somebody will get hearing loss but countless studies have revealed that your overall youthfulness, happiness, and health are impacted by failing to treat any hearing loss you’re already experiencing.

But hearing aids are used by just 1 out of 7 people who actually need them.

Your Secret to Youthfulness And Happiness is Your Hearing Aid

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

  • Engaging in social interaction 20% more frequently

You’ll agree, being around people is one of the things that make life rewarding. You feel younger and happier when you spend precious time with people you love doing the activities you take pleasure in.

Individuals with hearing loss who use their hearing aids are more likely to stay active and social.

  • Being 30% less likely to suffer from depression

Research has shown that people with hearing loss who use hearing aids are less likely to report feelings of sadness and loneliness, which is linked to depression.

Feeling like people are attempting to avoid them or are angry with them is also not as likely. They’re less likely to isolate themselves from others.

Greater happiness is the result of less depression.

  • Being 24% less likely to suffer from mental decline

If you have a dad, mom, or aunt who is coping with dementia, you know how frightening it is for the family and the person in mental decline. It takes longer for a person with cognitive decline to understand things and they are frequently forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.

As cognitive decline worsens, the people who are dealing with it are no longer capable of doing the things that make them feel youthful and happy.

If the simple act of using your hearing aid can lessen your chances of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be using it?

  • Reducing your chance of falling by 30%

The danger of falling and sustaining a severe injury becomes a real concern as we get older. We’re not as steady as we once were. A nasty fall could cause a serious fracture that results in a hospital stay and several weeks of rehab.

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 without difficulty, you live a happier life. You’re not as likely to be startled because you’re more confident with your movements.

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 misunderstandings and arguments

How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you failed to hear what someone actually said. Or, maybe, a friend raises her voice so you can hear her more distinctly, but you think she’s yelling at you.

A massive strain on relationships can be the outcome of untreated hearing loss. Resentment, sadness, anger, and other unfavorable emotions are often the outcome. But using your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will lead to more positive connections with your friends and family members. Whatever age you might be, this will help you stay youthful and happy.

Whatever you’ve lost, reclaim it

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

  • Music
  • Nature sounds outdoors
  • Discussions with family and friends without needing them to speak louder
  • Outings and social clubs
  • Children’s laughter

You may think you can still hear these things clearly, but if you are experiencing hearing loss, they probably don’t sound as delightful as they once did.

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