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

You’ve looked for it in with diet, supplements, exercise. You’ve already spent a lot on retaining your hair and keeping wrinkles at bay. You’ve even tried out yoga. You can stay happy and youthful regardless of your age.

But fortunately, there’s an affordable 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 using their hearing aids to manage their hearing loss.

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

Is Hearing Loss Very Common?

By the time you reach the age of 45, your risk of developing hearing loss goes up dramatically. Even children as young as 12 are impacted.

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 increases to 90%. Nearly 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of individuals 75 and older, are dealing with debilitating hearing loss.

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

While you probably correlate hearing loss with aging, most hearing loss happens because of exposure to loud and harmful noise. Some individuals are exposed to more damaging noises than others during the course of their lives.

It isn’t inevitable that somebody will get hearing loss but countless studies have revealed that your overall youthfulness, happiness, and health are affected by failing to treat any hearing loss you already have.

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

Your Hearing Aid is The Secret to Youthfulness And Happiness

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

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

You’ll agree, being with others is one of the things that make life worthwhile. You feel happier and younger when you spend cherished time with those you love doing the activities you enjoy.

People are more likely to remain socially active when they wear their hearing aid regularly..

  • Being 30% less likely to suffer from depression

Feelings which are related to depression such as loneliness and sadness, according to some studies, are not so likely to be reported when somebody with hearing loss regularly wears their hearing aid.

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

Less depression equals increased happiness.

  • Being 24% less likely to deal with mental decline

If you have a mom, dad, or aunt who is coping with dementia, you know how scary it is for the family and the person 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 people who are coping with it are no longer able to do the things that make them feel happy and youthful.

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

  • Reducing your chance of falling by 30%

The chances of falling and sustaining a severe injury becomes a serious concern 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 several weeks of rehab.

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

You’re happier when you’re able to get around easily. You’re more sure of your movements and less likely to be startled.

Using your hearing aid will allow you to spend more time with friends and family and less time cooped up in a hospital bed.

  • Having 30% fewer misunderstandings and arguments

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 need 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 create 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. Whatever age you may be, this will help you remain happy and youthful.

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:

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

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

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