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

Diet, exercise, and vitamins have all been part of your regimen. You’ve already spent too much on keeping your hair and keeping wrinkles in check. You’ve even tried yoga. It doesn’t matter what your age, you can remain happy and youthful.

But what if you found out that there’s a simple way to remain happy and feeling young that’s affordable and backed by science. Yet, fewer than 16% of people who would benefit are taking advantage of it.

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

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

How Commonplace is Hearing Loss?

By the time you reach the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss increases significantly. It even impacts children as young as 12.

According to a scientific study, 11% of people between the ages of 45 and 54 were experiencing some amount of hearing loss. It increases to 90% by age 80. Nearly 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of individuals 75 and older, are suffering from disabling hearing loss.

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

While you most likely correlate hearing loss with growing old, most hearing loss happens as a result of exposure to loud and harmful sounds. Over the course of their lives, some people are exposed to more damaging noise than others.

Hearing loss isn’t an inevitability, but not treating your hearing loss has been shown by repeated studies, to affect your overall happiness, health, and youthfulness.

But hearing aids are used by just 1 out of 7 people who actually need them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Happiness And Youthfulness

Using your hearing aid has been directly related to the following results:

  • participating in social situations 20% more often

You’ll agree, being with others is one of the things that make life rewarding. When you spend time doing things you like to do, with those you love, you feel happier and younger.

People with hearing loss who use their hearing aids are more likely to remain active and social.

  • Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression

Research has demonstrated that people who have hearing loss who wear hearing aids are less likely to report feelings of sadness and loneliness, which is linked to depression.

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

Increased happiness is the outcome of less depression.

  • Being 24% less likely to suffer from cognitive 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 continually forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.

As cognitive decline worsens, the individuals who are dealing 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 using hearing aids, shouldn’t that be what you’re doing.

  • Decreasing your risk of falling by 30%

The chances of falling and sustaining a severe injury becomes a serious concern as we age. When we were younger, we were much more stable. A hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab could be the outcome if a bad fall results in a fracture.

That’s not a place you want to be. It’s not fun to be hospitalized in pain.

You’re happier when you’re able to get around easily. You’re less likely to be startled because you’re more confident with your movements.

Hearing aids will make a hospital stay less likely and will let you spend more time with family and friends.

  • Arguments and misunderstandings are 30% less likely

How many arguments begin because you thought you heard somebody say something unfavorable, but in fact, the person said something else? Or maybe you think somebody is yelling at you because they have 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 family and friends if you are able to hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Helping you remain youthful and happy at any age.

Whatever you’ve lost, reclaim it

Have you been using your hearing aid? You might have forgotten many of the simple joys in life that you’re missing, like the following:

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

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

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