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As you’ve been getting older, you’ve probably been trying to find ways to conserve your youthfulness.

Diet, exercise, and vitamins have all been part of your regimen. You’ve already spent too much on maintaining your hair and keeping wrinkles in check. You even joined a Yoga class. You can stay happy and youthful regardless of your age.

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

The “trick” is simple – they’re using their hearing aids to treat their hearing loss.

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

Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?

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

According to a scientific study, 11% of individuals between the ages of 45 and 54 were dealing with some amount of hearing loss. By age 80 that percentage increases to 90%. Almost 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of those 75 and over, are dealing with disabling hearing loss.

Additionally, hearing loss is two times as common among men under the age of 70 compared to women in the same age group.

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

It isn’t inevitable that a person will get hearing loss but numerous studies have revealed that your general youthfulness, happiness, and health are impacted by failing to deal with any hearing loss you’re already experiencing.

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

Your Hearing Aid is The Secret to Youthfulness And Happiness

Wearing your hearing aid has been directly connected to the following outcomes:

  • Engaging in social interaction 20% more often

One of the things that make life wonderful, you’ll agree, is being with other people. When you spend time taking part in things you enjoy, with those you love, you feel happier and younger.

Those with hearing loss who use their hearing aids are more likely to remain active and social.

  • Being 30% less likely to suffer from depression

Feelings which are associated with depression including sadness and loneliness, according to some studies, are not as likely to be reported when someone with hearing loss regularly uses their hearing aid.

They’re also not as 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 increased happiness.

  • Being 24% less likely to experience cognitive decline

If you have someone in your family that has dementia you know all too well how frightening that can be. Cognitive decline makes people feel older because they’re always forgetting, and it takes longer for them to process things.

As the decline continues, they lose lots of the things that make them happy and youthful because they become unable to do them.

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

  • Falling danger reduced by 30%

The danger of falling and sustaining a serious injury becomes a serious worry as we get older. We’re not as stable as we were in the past. A nasty fall could cause a severe fracture that leads to a hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab.

That isn’t where you want to spend your time. It’s no fun to be in the hospital in pain.

When you can get around without difficulty, you live a happier life. You’re less likely to be startled because you’re more confident with your movements.

Wearing your hearing aid will let you spend more time with family and friends and less time stuck in a hospital bed.

  • Misunderstandings and arguments are 30% less likely

How many disputes start because you believed you heard somebody say something negative, but in reality, the person said something else? Or maybe you think somebody is yelling at you because they need to raise their voice so you can hear them.

A considerable strain on relationships can be the outcome of untreated hearing loss. It can result in resentment, anger, sadness, and other unfavorable emotions. But you will have more positive interactions with friends and family if you are able to hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Whatever age you may be, this will help you stay youthful and happy.

Whatever you’ve lost, get it back

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

  • Social clubs and outings
  • Conversations with family and friends without asking them to speak louder
  • The laughter of children
  • Nature sounds outdoors
  • Music

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

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