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

Diet, exercise, and vitamins have all been part of your program. You’ve already spent too much on maintaining your hair and keeping wrinkles at bay. You’ve even tried out yoga. You can stay happy and youthful regardless of your age.

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

The “trick” is simple – they’re using their hearing aids to treat 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 get to the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss goes up dramatically. It even affects children as young as 12.

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

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

While you probably relate hearing loss with aging, most hearing loss occurs due to exposure to loud and harmful sounds. Some individuals are exposed to more harmful sounds than others over the course of their lives.

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

Yet only 1 out of 7 individuals who should be using hearing aids have them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Secret to Youthfulness And Happiness

The following outcomes have been directly linked to wearing hearing aids:

  • Being 20% more likely to participate in social activities

You’ll concur, being with people is one of the things that make life worthwhile. You feel younger and happier when you spend cherished time with those you love doing the activities you take pleasure in.

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

  • Being 30% less likely to experience depression

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

Feeling like people are trying to avoid them or are mad at them is also not as likely. It’s not as common for them to practice self isolation.

Increased happiness is the outcome of less depression.

  • Less likelihood of suffering from mental decline

If you have a mom, dad, or aunt 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 constantly forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.

As cognitive decline worsens, the individuals who are coping with it are no longer capable of doing the things that make them feel youthful and happy.

If the simple act of using your hearing aid can lessen your chances of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, shouldn’t you be wearing it?

  • Falling danger reduced by 30%

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

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

When you can get around easily, you live a happier life. You’re more sure of your movements and less likely to be startled.

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

  • Having 30% fewer misunderstandings and arguments

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

Untreated hearing loss puts a tremendous strain on your relationships with friends and family. It can create resentment, anger, sadness, and other adverse emotions. But you will have more positive interactions with friends and family if you can hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Whatever age you might be, this will help you remain happy and youthful.

Whatever you’ve lost, reclaim it

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

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

You might think you can still hear these things clearly, but if you are experiencing hearing loss, they probably don’t sound as enjoyable as they once did.

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