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You’ve been seeking a way to maintain your youthfulness as you age.

You’ve tried to find it in your diet, supplements, exercise. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on wrinkle creams and hair growth programs. You even signed up for a Yoga class. You can stay happy and youthful at any age.

But what if you found out that there’s an easy way to remain happy and feeling young that’s affordable and supported by science. 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 deal with their hearing loss.

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

Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?

The possibility of experiencing hearing loss increases substantially by age 45. 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. It goes up to 90% by age 80. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, almost 25 percent cope with debilitating hearing loss and that number rises to 50% by age 80.

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

Contrary to common notion most cases of hearing loss happen as a result of exposure to loud noise not aging. Over the course of their lives, some people are exposed to more damaging sound than others.

It’s not inevitable that a person will get hearing loss but multiple studies have revealed that your general happiness, youthfulness, and health are impacted by neglecting to address 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 Key to Youthfulness And Happiness

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

  • Being 20% more likely to participate in social activities

One thing that makes 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.

People are more likely to remain socially active when they wear their hearing aid every day..

  • Being 30% less likely to have problems with depression

Research has revealed that individuals who have hearing loss who use hearing aids are less likely to report sad feelings and loneliness, which is associated with depression.

They’re also not as likely to feel as if people are mad at them or attempting to avoid them. It’s not as common for them to practice self isolation.

Greater happiness is the result of less depression.

  • Less likelihood of enduring mental decline

If you have a mom, dad, or aunt who is coping with dementia, you know how frightening it is for the family and the person in mental decline. 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 cognitive decline progresses, the individuals who are coping with it are no longer able to do the things that make them feel youthful and happy.

If your risk of getting dementia and Alzheimer’s can be decreased by simply wearing hearing aids, shouldn’t that be what you’re doing.

  • Reducing your risk of falling by 30%

As we age, the risk of falling and hurting ourselves becomes a bitter reality. When we were younger, we were much more stable. A hospital stay and several weeks of rehab may be the outcome if a serious fall leads to a fracture.

That isn’t a place you want to be. Being in pain in the hospital isn’t at all fun.

You’re happier when you’re capable of getting around easily. 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 cooped up in a hospital bed.

  • Arguments and misunderstandings are 30% less likely

How many arguments begin because you thought you heard someone say something negative, but in fact, 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 huge 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 friends and family if you are able to hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Whatever age you might be, this will help you stay happy and youthful.

Recover what you’ve lost

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

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

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

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