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You’ve been in search of a way to retain your youthfulness as you age.

You’ve looked for it in your diet, exercise, and supplements. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on retinol creams and hair growth programs. You’ve even tried yoga. You can stay happy and youthful at any age.

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

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

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

Is Hearing Loss Very Common?

By the time you get to the age of 45, your chance of developing hearing loss increases dramatically. It even impacts children as young as 12.

According to a scientific study, 11% of people between the ages of 45 and 54 were dealing with some amount of hearing loss. By age 80 that percentage goes up to 90%. Almost 25% of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of those 75 and over, are suffering from disabling hearing loss.

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

While you probably relate hearing loss with growing old, most hearing loss occurs due to exposure to loud and harmful noise. Some people are exposed to more harmful noises 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 influence your overall happiness, health, and youthfulness.

Yet just 1 in 7 people who should be using hearing aids wear them.

Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Happiness And Youthfulness

Wearing your hearing aid has been directly connected to the following outcomes:

  • Being 20% more likely to take part in social activities

One thing that makes life great, you’ll agree, is being with other people. You feel happier and younger when you spend precious time with people you love doing the activities you take pleasure in.

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

  • Being 30% less likely to have problems with depression

Feelings which are related to depression including sadness and loneliness, according to some studies, are less likely to be reported when somebody with hearing loss regularly uses their hearing aid.

They’re also not as likely to feel like people are mad at them or trying to avoid them. They’re not as likely to isolate themselves from others.

Greater happiness is the outcome of less depression.

  • Less likelihood of enduring mental decline

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

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

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

  • Decreasing your chance of falling by 30%

The danger of falling and sustaining a severe injury becomes a real worry as we get older. We’re not as stable as we once were. A nasty fall could cause a serious fracture that leads to a hospital stay and a few 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 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 family and friends and less time cooped up in a hospital bed.

  • Arguments and misunderstandings are 30% less likely

How many disputes start because you thought you heard somebody say something negative, but in reality, the person said something else? Or, maybe, a friend raises her voice so you can hear her more clearly, but you think she’s yelling at you.

A huge strain on relationships can be the outcome of neglected hearing loss. Resentment, anger, sadness, and other unfavorable emotions are frequently the consequence. But you will have more positive interactions with friends and family 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 wearing your hearing aid? You might have forgotten some of the simple joys in life that you’re missing, like the following:

  • Conversations with friends and family without needing them to speak louder
  • Nature sounds outdoors
  • The laughter of children
  • Outings and social clubs
  • Music

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

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