Audiology & Hearing Care of SWFL - Bonita Springs, FL

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You’ve been looking for a way to protect your youthfulness as you age.

You’ve tried to find it in with diet, exercise, and supplements. You’ve already spent too much on retaining your hair and keeping wrinkles in check. You’ve even tried out yoga. You can stay happy and youthful regardless of your age.

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

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

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

How Commonplace is Hearing Loss?

By the time you reach the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss goes up substantially. It even affects 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 increases to 90% by age 80. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, nearly 25 % cope with debilitating hearing loss and that number rises to 50% by age 80.

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

Contrary to common notion most instances of hearing loss develop because of exposure to loud noise not aging. Some people are exposed to more damaging sounds than others during the course of their lives.

It isn’t inevitable that an individual will get hearing loss but multiple studies have shown that your overall youthfulness, happiness, and health are impacted by failing to address any hearing loss you’re already experiencing.

But hearing aids are worn by only 1 out of 7 people who actually need them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Happiness And Youthfulness

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

  • Being 20% more likely to participate in social activities

You’ll concur, being with other people is one of the things that make life worthwhile. You feel happier and younger when you spend treasured time with people you love doing the activities you take pleasure in.

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

  • Being 30% less likely to suffer from depression

Studies have shown that people with hearing loss who wear hearing aids are less likely to report sad feelings and loneliness, which is connected with depression.

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.

Greater happiness is the result of less depression.

  • Less likelihood of suffering from mental decline

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

As cognitive decline progresses, 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 decrease your chances of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be wearing it?

  • Falling risk decreased by 30%

The danger of falling and sustaining a severe injury becomes a real worry as we age. We’re not as sturdy as we once were. A hospital stay and several weeks of rehab may be the result if a serious fall results in a fracture.

That isn’t a place you want to be. It’s not fun to be hospitalized in pain.

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

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

  • Arguments and misunderstandings are 30% less likely

How many arguments begin because you believed you heard someone say something negative, but in fact, the person said something else? Or perhaps you think someone is yelling at you because they have to raise their voice so you can hear them.

A massive strain on relationships can be the result of neglected hearing loss. It can result in resentment, anger, sadness, and other adverse emotions. But you will have more positive interactions with family and friends if you are able to hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Helping you stay happy and youthful at any age.

Reclaim what you’ve lost

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

  • The sounds of nature at your local park
  • Social clubs and outings
  • Discussions with family and friends without asking them to speak up
  • Music
  • The laughter of children

You might think you can still hear these things clearly, but if you are experiencing hearing loss, they most likely don’t sound as enjoyable as they once did.

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