McDonald Hearing Services - Grand Rapids, MI

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

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

But the good news is, there’s an affordable way to keep that youthful happy feeling which has scientific backing. Yet, among people who would benefit, less than 16% are taking advantage of it.

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

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

Is Hearing Loss Very Prevalent?

The possibility of experiencing hearing loss increases significantly by age 45. Even children as young as 12 are affected.

A study showed that out of all individuals between 45 and 54, hearing loss is experienced by 11% of them. It increases to 90% by age 80. Almost 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of individuals 75 and over, are suffering from disabling hearing loss.

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

Contrary to common notion most cases of hearing loss occur 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.

It’s not inevitable that an individual will get hearing loss but countless studies have shown that your general youthfulness, happiness, and health are affected by failing to treat any hearing loss you’re already experiencing.

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

Your Hearing Aid is The Secret to Youthfulness And Happiness

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

  • participating in social interaction 20% more frequently

You’ll concur, being around people is one of the things that make life worthwhile. You feel younger and happier when you spend treasured time with those you love doing the activities you take pleasure in.

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

  • Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression

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

They’re also not as likely to feel like people are mad at them or attempting to avoid them. It’s not as common for them to engage in self isolation.

Less depression equals increased happiness.

  • Being 24% less likely to experience cognitive decline

If you have somebody 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 continually forgetting, and it takes longer for them to understand things.

As cognitive decline progresses, the people who are dealing with it are no longer able to do the things that make them feel happy and youthful.

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

  • Decreasing your chance of falling by 30%

The danger of falling and sustaining a serious injury becomes a real worry as we get older. We’re not as balanced as we were in the past. A hospital stay and several weeks of rehab may be the outcome if a bad fall results in a fracture.

That’s not where you want to spend your time. It’s not fun to be in the hospital in pain.

You’re happier when you’re able to get around easily. You’re not as likely to be startled because you’re more confident with your movements.

Wearing your hearing aid will allow you to spend more time with friends and family 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 unfavorable, 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.

Neglected hearing loss puts a tremendous strain on your relationships with friends and family. Resentment, anger, sadness, and other undesirable emotions are typically the outcome. But you will have more positive interactions with family and friends if you can hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Whatever age you may be, this will help you remain happy and youthful.

Recover what you’ve lost

Have you been wearing your hearing aid? Many of the basic joys in life which you’ve been missing include:

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

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

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