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You’ve been looking for a way to protect your youthfulness as you age.

Diet, exercise, and vitamins have all been part of your routine. You’ve spent more money than you’d like to admit on wrinkle creams and hair growth programs. You even joined a Yoga class. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can remain youthful and happy.

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

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

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

How Common is Hearing Loss?

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

As reported by a scientific study, 11% of people between the ages of 45 and 54 were experiencing some amount of hearing loss. By age 80 that percentage increases to 90%. Nearly 25% of those aged 65 to 74, and 50 percent of those 75 and older, are suffering from disabling hearing loss.

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

While you probably correlate hearing loss with aging, most hearing loss develops due to exposure to loud and harmful sounds. Some people are exposed to more harmful noises than others during the course of their lives.

Hearing loss isn’t an inevitability, but not treating your hearing loss has been shown by consistent studies, to affect your overall happiness, health, and youthfulness.

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

Your Hearing Aid is The Key to Happiness And Youthfulness

Using your hearing aid has been directly related to the following results:

  • participating in social situations 20% more frequently

You’ll agree, being with others is one of the things that make life worthwhile. When you spend time taking part in things you like to do, with those you love, you feel younger and happier.

Individuals are more likely to stay socially active when they wear their hearing aid regularly..

  • Having a 30% less-likelihood of depression

Feelings which are associated with depression including loneliness and sadness, according to some studies, are not so likely to be reported when someone with hearing loss regularly wears their hearing aid.

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

Increased happiness is the outcome of less depression.

  • Being 24% less likely to experience cognitive decline

If you have a person in your family that is suffering from dementia you know all too well how frightening that can be. It takes longer for a person with cognitive decline to process things and they are constantly forgetting what they said and did which makes them feel older.

As cognitive decline worsens, the people who are dealing with it are no longer capable of doing the things that make them feel youthful and happy.

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 risk of falling by 30%

As we get older, the chances of falling and injuring ourselves becomes a bitter reality. We’re not as stable as we once were. A hospital stay and a few weeks of rehab could be the result if a bad fall leads to a fracture.

That’s not where you want to spend your time. Being in pain in the hospital isn’t at all fun.

When you can get around without difficulty, you live a happier life. You’re more confident in your movements and less likely to be startled.

Wearing your hearing aid will let you spend more time with friends and family and less time stuck in a hospital bed.

  • Having 30% fewer misunderstandings and arguments

How many times have you been involved in a misunderstanding because you failed to hear what someone actually said. Or perhaps you think somebody is yelling at you because they have to raise their voice so you can hear them.

A huge strain on relationships can be the outcome of neglected hearing loss. Resentment, sadness, anger, and other undesirable emotions are frequently the consequence. But you will have more positive interactions with family and friends if you can hear better which hearing aids will help you do. Helping you stay youthful and happy at any age.

Whatever you’ve lost, get it back

Have you been wearing your hearing aid? You might have forgotten many of the simple joys in life that you’re missing, including:

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

You may think you can still hear these things clearly, but if you are suffering from hearing loss, they most likely don’t sound as enjoyable as they once did.

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