There are many ways to feel younger. However, one method of staying young that isn’t always mentioned is to protect your hearing.
Diet and exercise have been publicized for years as a confirmed way to extend your lifespan while improving your quality of life. These practices also help you manage your weight and help prevent cancer and heart disease. But good hearing is just as important to keep you healthy and young.
The benefits you’re not considering regarding hearing maintenance
Healthy hearing boosts confidence, improves your love life, and helps you stay young in the following 10 ways.
1. More productive interactions
Hearing loss tends to cause people to become estranged from friends and loved ones. They seclude themselves from others because of their impairment. If you’re having a difficult time hearing, how will you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? You may not even notice the problem until you’re already isolated from friends and relatives. A boost in confidence will also result from better hearing.
2. Increased learning
Many people go back to school to activate their minds. If you’re in school, you will learn more and enjoy yourself much more if you can hear clearly. You won’t have to sit up front and constantly ask your teacher to repeat themselves. You’ll comprehend ideas easier and have a smoother ability to communicate with your fellow students.
3. Better sex
Seniors have better social lives if they have healthy hearing or use hearing aids. More independence and better overall health are the results. All of these things result in a surprisingly better sex life.
4. Increased blood flow
Exercising is beneficial for many reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Nutrients feed and preserve the ears and when there is strong blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.
5. Reduced risk of falling
Hearing loss also reduces spatial awareness and potentially leads to worse balance. Seniors who have lost just 25 decibels are 3X more likely to have a fall than those with no hearing loss.
6. Better reaction time
Our senses stimulate our instincts including reaction time to danger or alerts. You will keep yourself and people 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
Loss of hearing raises a senior’s danger of accidents, falls, and depression not to mention inactivity. Seniors often end up in the hospital as a direct or indirect result of depression or accidents.
8. Increased confidence
Difficulty communicating results in insecurity and lack of confidence. This lack of confidence could bring about a reluctance to go to gatherings, 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. Things like safety precautions, instructions, and important information can get lost. Not to mention the difficulty you had when trying to understand and keep up with your teammates during your last Zoom call. Good job performance and results rely on participation.
10. Reduced risk of cognitive decline
Because of a loss of social contact and overall stimulation, hearing loss has been linked to cognitive decline. Cognitive decline is induced in part by brain shrinkage which occurs as people get older. An increased possibility of dementia comes from increased shrinkage of the brain.
Enjoy a better quality of life
Socializing and communicating with your loved ones will facilitate self-confidence, resulting in your ability to get out there and enjoy the things you enjoy doing. It’s best to deal with your hearing loss and safeguard your ears if you want to remain youthful. We can help, give us a call.