Geneva Hearing Services - Geneva, IL

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

You’ve tried to find it in with diet, supplements, exercise. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on retinol creams and hair growth products. You’ve even tried out yoga. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can stay youthful and happy.

But what if we told you there’s a simple way to stay happy and feeling young that’s affordable and supported by science. Yet, less than 16% of individuals who would benefit are taking advantage of it.

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

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

Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?

By the time you get to the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss rises 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 degree of hearing loss. By age 80 that percentage increases to 90%. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, nearly 25 percent cope with debilitating hearing loss and that number goes up to 50% by age 80.

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

Contrary to common notion most instances of hearing loss develop as a result of exposure to loud noise not aging. Some individuals are exposed to more harmful sounds than others over the course of their lives.

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

Yet only 1 out of 7 individuals who would benefit from hearing aids wear them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Happiness And Youthfulness

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

  • Being 20% more likely to engage in social activities

One thing that makes life wonderful, you’ll agree, is being with others. You feel happier and younger when you spend precious time with people you love doing the activities you enjoy.

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

  • Being 30% less likely to experience depression

Research has shown that individuals with hearing loss who use hearing aids are less likely to report feelings of sadness and loneliness, which is linked to depression.

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 outcome of less depression.

  • Less likelihood of experiencing mental decline

If you have a dad, mom, or aunt who is coping with dementia, you know how scary it is for the family and the individual in cognitive decline. Mental decline makes people feel older because they’re continually forgetting, and it takes longer for them to process things.

As the decline goes on, they lose lots of the things that make them youthful and happy because they become unable to do them.

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

  • Decreasing your chance of falling by 30%

As we age, the danger of falling and hurting ourselves becomes a real possibility. We’re not as stable as we were in the past. A nasty fall could cause a severe fracture that leads to a hospital stay and several weeks of rehab.

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

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

Wearing your hearing aid will let you spend more time with family and friends and less time stuck in a hospital bed.

  • Arguments and misunderstandings are 30% less likely

How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you failed to hear what someone actually said. 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 outcome of neglected hearing loss. It can lead to resentment, anger, sadness, and other negative emotions. But you will have more positive interactions with family and friends if you can hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Helping you remain happy and youthful at any age.

Whatever you’ve lost, get it back

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

  • Outings and social clubs
  • Music
  • Discussions with friends and family without asking them to speak up
  • The laughter of children
  • The sounds of nature at your local park

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

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