Lake Murray Hearing - Columbia and Lexington, SC

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You’ve been looking for a way to maintain your youthfulness as you get older.

You’ve looked for it in your diet, exercise, and supplements. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on wrinkle creams and hair growth programs. You even joined a Yoga class. You can stay happy and youthful regardless of your age.

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

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

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

Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?

The possibility of experiencing hearing loss goes up substantially by age 45. It even impacts children as young as 12.

As reported by a scientific study, 11% of people between the ages of 45 and 54 were dealing with some level of hearing loss. By age 80 that percentage increases to 90%. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, nearly 25 % cope with disabling hearing loss and that number rises to 50% by age 80.

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

Contrary to common belief most instances of hearing loss develop because of exposure to loud noise not aging. Some individuals are exposed to more harmful sounds than others during the course of their lives.

It’s not inevitable that an individual will get hearing loss but countless studies have revealed that your general happiness, youthfulness, and health are impacted by failing to deal with any hearing loss you already have.

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

Your Key to Happiness And Youthfulness is Your Hearing Aid

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

  • participating in social interaction 20% more often

One thing that makes life tremendous, you’ll concur, is being with other people. When you spend time doing things you enjoy, with those you love, you feel younger and happier.

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

  • Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression

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

Feeling like people are attempting to avoid them or are angry with them is also not as likely. It’s not as common for them to practice self isolation.

Less depression equals greater happiness.

  • Less likelihood of enduring mental decline

If you have someone in your family that has dementia you know all too well how frightening that can be. Cognitive decline makes people feel older because they’re constantly forgetting, and it takes longer for them to process things.

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

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

  • Falling risk decreased by 30%

The danger of falling and sustaining a severe injury becomes a serious concern as we age. We’re not as stable as we were in the past. A hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab may be the consequence if a bad fall leads to 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 with ease, 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 allow you to spend more time with family and friends.

  • Having 30% fewer arguments and misunderstandings

How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you failed to hear what someone actually said. Or perhaps you think somebody is yelling at you because they have to raise their voice so you can hear them.

Neglected hearing loss puts a huge strain on your relationships with family and friends. It can lead to resentment, anger, sadness, and other negative emotions. But you will have more positive interactions with friends and family if you are able to hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Helping you stay happy and youthful at any age.

Whatever you’ve lost, get it back

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

  • Discussions with family and friends without asking them to speak up
  • Nature sounds outdoors
  • Outings and social clubs
  • Music
  • Children’s laughter

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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