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As you’ve been getting older, you’ve probably been looking for ways to preserve your youthfulness.

You’ve looked for it in with diet, supplements, exercise. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on retinol creams and hair growth programs. You even signed up for a Yoga class. It doesn’t matter what your age, you can remain youthful and happy.

But the good news is, there’s an inexpensive way to keep that youthful happy feeling which has scientific backing. Yet, among people who would benefit, fewer than 16% are taking advantage of it.

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

This trick may be the key to feeling happy and youthful as we age.

Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?

By the time you get to the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss rises substantially. Even children as young as 12 are impacted.

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 % experience disabling hearing loss and that number rises to 50% by age 80.

Moreover, 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 occur because 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 somebody will get hearing loss but numerous 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 individuals who actually need them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Happiness And Youthfulness

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

  • Being 20% more likely to engage in social activities

One of the things that make life great, you’ll agree, is being with other people. When you spend time doing things you enjoy, with people you love, you feel happier and younger.

Individuals are more likely to remain socially active when they use their hearing aid every day..

  • Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression

Research has revealed that people who have hearing loss who use 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 angry with them or attempting to avoid them. It’s not as common for them to engage in self isolation.

Greater happiness is the result of less depression.

  • Less likelihood of enduring mental decline

If you have a person in your family that is suffering from dementia you know all too well how frightening that can be. It takes longer for a person with cognitive decline to process things and they are frequently forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.

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

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

  • Minimizing your chance 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 balanced as we once were. A nasty fall could cause a serious fracture that results in a hospital stay and several weeks of rehab.

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

You’re happier when you’re able to get around easily. You’re more sure of your movements and less likely to be startled.

Using your hearing aid will let you spend more time with family and friends and less time cooped up in a hospital bed.

  • Having 30% fewer misunderstandings and arguments

How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you didn’t hear what someone actually said. Or maybe you think someone is yelling at you because they have to raise their voice so you can hear them.

A huge strain on relationships can be the outcome of neglected hearing loss. Resentment, sadness, anger, and other unfavorable emotions are frequently the consequence. But wearing your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will create more positive interactions with your friends and family members. Helping you stay happy and youthful at any age.

Recover what you’ve lost

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

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

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

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