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Hearing Aids by Tricia Leagjeld - Redmond, OR

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You’ve been seeking a way to retain your youthfulness as you get older.

You’ve tried to find it in your diet, exercise, and supplements. You’ve already spent too much on keeping your hair and keeping wrinkles in check. You’ve even tried yoga. It doesn’t matter what your age, you can stay youthful and happy.

But fortunately, there’s an inexpensive way to keep that youthful happy feeling which has scientific backing. Yet, less than 16% of people 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 might be the trick to staying youthful and happy.

How Commonplace is Hearing Loss?

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

As reported by a scientific study, 11% of individuals between the ages of 45 and 54 were dealing with some amount 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 increases to 50% by age 80.

Also, men younger than 70 are twice as likely to experience hearing loss than women in the same age group.

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

It isn’t inevitable that somebody will get hearing loss but numerous studies have shown that your general happiness, youthfulness, and health are affected by failing to address any hearing loss you’re already experiencing.

But hearing aids are worn by just 1 out of 7 individuals who actually need them.

Your Secret to Youthfulness And Happiness is Your Hearing Aid

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

  • participating in social situations 20% more often

One of the things that make life wonderful, you’ll agree, is being around others. You feel younger and happier when you spend cherished 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 stay active and social.

  • Being 30% less likely to experience depression

Studies have revealed that people who have hearing loss who wear hearing aids are less likely to report sad feelings and loneliness, which is connected with depression.

Feeling as if people are attempting to avoid them or are angry with them is also less likely. They’re not as likely to isolate themselves from others.

Greater happiness is the result of less depression.

  • Being 24% less likely to experience cognitive decline

If you have a person 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 always forgetting, and it takes longer for them to understand 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 developing dementia and Alzheimer’s can be lowered by simply using hearing aids, shouldn’t you be doing that.

  • Decreasing your risk of falling by 30%

As we get older, the chances of falling and hurting ourselves becomes a bitter reality. When we were younger, we were definitely more stable. A bad fall could cause a serious fracture that results in a hospital stay and several weeks of rehab.

That isn’t where you want to spend your time. 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 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 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 negative, 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 huge strain on your relationships with friends and family. Resentment, anger, sadness, and other unfavorable emotions are often the outcome. But you will have more positive interactions with family and friends 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 using your hearing aid? Many of the basic joys in life that you’ve been missing include:

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

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

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