Signs of Aging Are Slowed Down by Hearing Aids

Woman considering hearing aids as she looks at her image in a mirror.

You’ve been seeking a way to protect your youthfulness as you get older.

Diet, exercise, and vitamins have all been part of your regimen. You’ve already spent a lot on maintaining your hair and keeping wrinkles in check. You’ve even tried yoga. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can stay youthful and happy.

But what if we told you there’s a simple method to stay happy and feeling young that’s inexpensive and supported by science. Yet, among individuals who would benefit, fewer than 16% are taking advantage of it.

The “trick” is easy – they’re wearing their hearing aids to manage their hearing loss.

This trick might be the secret to feeling happy and youthful as we age.

How Common is Hearing Loss?

By the time you get to the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss increases substantially. It even impacts children as young as 12.

A study showed that out of all individuals between 45 and 54, hearing loss is experienced by 11% of them. It goes up to 90% by age 80. Almost 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of people 75 and older, are suffering from debilitating hearing loss.

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

Contrary to common belief most instances of hearing loss develop because of exposure to loud noise not aging. Over the course of their lives, some individuals are exposed to more harmful sound than others.

Hearing loss isn’t an inevitability, but not treating your hearing loss has been shown by repeated studies, to influence your general happiness, health, and youthfulness.

Yet only 1 in 7 individuals who would benefit from hearing aids wear them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Secret to Happiness And Youthfulness

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

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

You’ll agree, being around other people is one of the things that make life worthwhile. You feel younger and happier when you spend precious time with those you love doing the activities you enjoy.

Those with hearing loss who wear their hearing aids are more likely to stay active and social.

  • Being 30% less likely to have problems with depression

Feelings which are associated with depression including sadness and loneliness, according to some studies, are less likely to be reported when somebody who has hearing loss regularly wears their hearing aid.

They’re also less likely to feel as if people are mad at them or attempting to avoid them. They’re not as likely to isolate themselves from others.

Less depression equals greater happiness.

  • Being 24% less likely to suffer from cognitive decline

If you have a person in your family that is suffering from dementia you know all too well how scary that can be. Cognitive decline makes people feel older because they’re continually forgetting, and it takes longer for them to process things.

As cognitive decline progresses, the individuals who are coping with it are no longer capable of doing the things that make them feel youthful and happy.

If your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s can be reduced by simply using hearing aids, shouldn’t you be doing that.

  • Reducing your risk of falling by 30%

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

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

When you can get around with ease, you live a happier life. You’re not as likely to be startled because you’re more confident with your movements.

Hearing aids will make a hospital stay less likely and will allow you to spend more time with family and friends.

  • 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, perhaps, 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 result of neglected hearing loss. It can create anger, resentment, sadness, and other negative emotions. But you will have more positive interactions with family and friends if you can hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Whatever age you might be, this will help you stay happy and youthful.

Reclaim what you’ve lost

Have you been wearing your hearing aid? Some of the simple joys in life which you’ve been missing include:

  • The sounds of nature at your local park
  • Conversations with family and friends without needing them to speak louder
  • The laughter of children
  • Music
  • Outings and social clubs

If you have hearing loss, you might still hear these things to some extent but they are probably not as pleasant.