Evanston Audiology - Evanston, IL

Stay young by protecting your hearing, it’s as simple as that. You know how good regular physical fitness is for your waistline and heart, and it’s the same with your hearing. Let’s discuss how good hearing can help you maintain your youth. Thanks to top-notch hearing, you can improve anything from blood flow to a more alert nature when out and about. By maintaining your hearing, you’ll experience many ideal side effects that make you feel younger.

  1. Engage in more productive interactions with others. Hearing loss has a tendency to alienate people from getting the information they need to be successful. It’s pretty hard to effectively communicate with anyone from your boss to your friends when you have any degree of hearing loss. With better hearing, you feel more confident.

  1. Increase blood flow to your ear canals when engaging in exercise. Through aerobic activity, you send oxygen-rich blood flow to the ears which protects them from additional hearing loss.

  1. Increased sense of confidence. Those with difficulties in hearing can have a lack of self confidence or self-esteem because they can’t interact easily with others in social situations like parties. The result? They may avoid going to parties, meetings and get-togethers because of this fear.

  1. Quicker reaction time. When your hearing is crisp, you can better react to fire alarms and sirens so you can get out of the way and not get hurt.

  1. Fewer hospitalizations. Hearing loss can boost your risk of going to the hospital due to falls and other events, can actually lead to inactivity, which in turn leads to depression.

  2. Less chance of falls. Individuals who can’t hear well don’t have as much of a stable awareness of their surroundings, and can trip and fall easier. You don’t have as high a chance of falling when your hearing is as good as it should be. People with a 25-decibel hearing loss are three times more likely to fall than others with no hearing impairments, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

  1. Experience increased job satisfaction and job prospects. You can’t hear important instructions or safety precautions when lacking sufficient hearing. You may not even be able to participate productively in coworker discussions or meetings. This can impact your job performance or even edge you out of your profession earlier than you wanted.

  1. Keep dementia from setting in. Hearing loss and dementia are related, says the National Institute on Aging. As we age, our brains shrink, especially in those who have hearing loss. But this shrinkage also brings an increased risk of dementia.

  1. Better social and sex life. Hearing impaired seniors who don hearing aids have been known to experience an improved social life and sex life. In addition, they have better overall mental health and a sense of independence.

  2. Hear teachers better while in school. You won’t learn as well if you constantly have to sit up front and ask the teacher to repeat herself. Keeping up a good level of hearing health means you can understand the teacher’s instructions more clearly and thus have an overall easier classroom experience.

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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