Evanston Audiology - Evanston, IL

Older man in kayak in the harbour raising his paddle in the air in youthful excitement because he treated his hearing loss and feels youthful.

Feeling more youthful can be accomplished in a wide variety of ways. However, one approach to staying young that isn’t always mentioned is to protect your hearing.

For years, improving and increasing your life has been linked to a healthy diet and exercise. It also helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and promotes weight control. But good hearing does just as much to keep you healthy and young.

The benefits you’re not considering about hearing maintenance

Healthy hearing increases confidence, improves your love life, and helps you stay young in the following 10 ways.

1. More fruitful connections

Those who have hearing loss tend to become alienated from society. They separate themselves from others because of their impairment. If you’re having a tough time hearing, how can you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? It’s an easy issue to go undetected until you find you’re isolated from friends, relatives, and colleagues. A boost in confidence will also come from better hearing.

2. Better learning

Many individuals go back to school to stimulate their minds. If you’re in school, you will learn more and enjoy yourself much more if you can hear clearly. You won’t need to sit in the front and constantly ask your teacher to repeat themselves. You’ll comprehend directions more easily and have better social interaction with other students.

3. Better sex

Seniors have better social lives if they have normal hearing or use hearing aids. More independence and better general health are the results. All of these things lead to a surprisingly better sex life.

4. Increased blood flow

Better hearing is one of many reasons why exercise is beneficial. Nutrients feed and protect 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 decreases spatial awareness and potentially leads to worse balance. Seniors are three times more likely to have a fall with a hearing loss of only 25 decibels than seniors with healthy hearing.

6. Increased reaction time

Our senses trigger our instincts including reaction time to alerts or danger. With better hearing, you’ll respond to fire alarms, sirens, and other alerts more quickly resulting in better safety for yourself and those around you.

7. Fewer hospital stays

Loss of hearing increases a senior’s danger of accidents, falls, and depression not to mention inactivity. Seniors frequently become hospitalized as a direct or indirect result of depression or accidents.

8. Increased confidence

Difficulty communicating results in insecurity and lack of confidence. It’s not unusual for somebody with this kind of confidence issues to avoid social gatherings and to seclude themselves. This behavior further isolates the person which causes a continuing cycle.

9. Better job satisfaction

It makes sense that somebody who doesn’t have hearing loss performs better at work. You might miss essential information, safety measures, or instructions. Not to mention the trouble you had when trying to understand and keep up with your teammates during your last Zoom call. Participation is crucial to good job performance and assessments.

10. Reduced onset of dementia

Hearing loss has been related to the onset of cognitive decline because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. As we age our brains tend to shrink and that’s one factor in the onset of cognitive decline. Greater brain shrinkage leads to an increased risk of dementia.

Enjoy a better quality of life

Interacting and communicating with your loved ones will improve self-confidence, resulting in your ability to get out there and enjoy the things you love to do. If you want to feel younger, it’s best to manage your hearing loss and safeguard your hearing. We can help, give us a call.

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The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.
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