Audiology Associates of North Florida - Tallahassee, FL

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As you’ve been getting older, you’ve probably been on the lookout for ways to conserve your youthfulness.

Diet, exercise, and vitamins have all been part of your program. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on wrinkle creams and hair growth products. You even signed up for a Yoga class. It doesn’t matter what your age, you can remain youthful and happy.

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

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

As we age, this may be the trick to remaining youthful and happy.

How Common is Hearing Loss?

The potential to experience hearing loss goes up significantly by age 45. Even children as young as 12 are affected.

A study showed that out of all people between 45 and 54, hearing loss is experienced by 11% of them. It increases to 90% by age 80. Nearly 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of people 75 and older, are dealing with debilitating hearing loss.

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

While you probably relate hearing loss with aging, most hearing loss develops because of exposure to loud and harmful noise. Some people are exposed to more harmful noises than others over the course of their lives.

It’s not inevitable that a person will get hearing loss but multiple studies have revealed that your general youthfulness, happiness, and health are impacted by failing to address any hearing loss you already have.

Yet only 1 in 7 individuals who would benefit from hearing aids have them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Secret to Youthfulness And Happiness

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

  • Being 20% more likely to engage in social activities

One of the things that make life tremendous, you’ll agree, is being around others. You feel younger and happier when you spend cherished time with people you love doing the activities you enjoy.

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

  • Being 30% less likely to have problems with depression

Feelings which are related to depression-like loneliness and sadness, according to some studies, are less likely to be reported when somebody who has hearing loss regularly wears their hearing aid.

They’re also less likely to feel like people are angry with them or trying to avoid them. They’re less likely to isolate themselves from others.

Increased happiness is the result of less depression.

  • Being 24% less likely to experience mental decline

If you have a mom, dad, or aunt who is coping with dementia, you know how scary 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 constantly forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.

As cognitive decline progresses, the people who are coping with it are no longer able to do the things that make them feel youthful and happy.

If your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s can be reduced by simply wearing hearing aids, shouldn’t you be doing that.

  • Falling danger reduced by 30%

As we age, the chances of falling and injuring ourselves becomes a bitter reality. We’re not as steady as we once were. A hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab could be the result if a serious fall leads to a fracture.

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

You’re happier when you’re capable of getting around easily. You’re more confident in your movements and less likely to be startled.

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

  • Having 30% fewer misunderstandings and arguments

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

A massive strain on relationships can be the result of untreated hearing loss. Resentment, anger, sadness, and other negative emotions are typically the outcome. But using your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will create more positive connections with your family and friends. Helping you remain youthful and happy at any age.

Reclaim what you’ve lost

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

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

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

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