Florida Hearing Matters - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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As you’ve been getting older, you’ve most likely been trying to find ways to maintain your youthfulness.

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

But fortunately, there’s an inexpensive way to keep that youthful happy feeling which has scientific support. Yet, among people who would benefit, less than 16% are taking advantage of it.

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

This trick might be the key to feeling happy and youthful as we age.

Is Hearing Loss Very Common?

The possibility of experiencing hearing loss rises substantially by age 45. It even impacts 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 goes up to 90%. Of those between the ages of 65 and 74, almost 25 percent cope with disabling hearing loss and that number goes up to 50% by age 80.

Also, men under 70 are two times as likely to experience hearing loss than women in the same age group.

Contrary to common belief most cases 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 failing to treat your hearing loss has been shown by repeated studies, to influence your overall health, happiness, and youthfulness.

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

Your Hearing Aid is The Secret to Happiness And Youthfulness

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

  • Being 20% more likely to participate in social activities

You’ll concur, being around people is one of the things that make life rewarding. You feel younger and happier when you spend precious time with people you love doing the activities you enjoy.

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

  • Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression

Studies have 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 not as likely to feel like people are angry with them or attempting to avoid them. They’re not as likely to isolate themselves from others.

Less depression equals greater happiness.

  • Being 24% less likely to deal with mental decline

If you have a mom, dad, or aunt with dementia, you know how frightening it is for the family and the individual in mental decline. It takes longer for a person with cognitive decline to understand things and they are continually 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 able to do the things that make them feel youthful and happy.

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

  • Falling danger decreased by 30%

As we age, the danger of falling and injuring ourselves becomes a bitter reality. When we were younger, we were definitely more stable. A hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab may be the result if a serious fall leads to a fracture.

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

When you can get around without difficulty, you live a happier life. You’re not as likely to be startled because you’re more confident with your movements.

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

  • Arguments and misunderstandings are 30% less likely

How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you didn’t hear what someone actually said. Or maybe you think someone is yelling at you because they have to raise their voice so you can hear them.

A considerable strain on relationships can be the result of neglected hearing loss. It can lead to resentment, anger, sadness, and other adverse emotions. But wearing your hearing aid helps you hear better, which will produce more positive interactions with your family and friends. Whatever age you might be, this will help you stay youthful and happy.

Whatever you’ve lost, get it back

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

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

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

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