Illini Hearing - Champaign and Mahomet, IL

Older man in kayak in the harbour raising his paddle in the air in youthful excitement because he treated his hearing loss and feels youthful.

Feeling more youthful can be accomplished in many ways. But protecting your hearing is one way that is frequently overlooked.

For years, enhancing and increasing your life has been connected to a good diet and exercise. These habits also help you control your weight and help prevent cancer and heart disease. But staying healthy and youthful also relies on good hearing.

Hearing maintenance benefits often neglected

Have a look at all of the ways that healthy hearing increases confidence, gives you a better love life, and helps you remain youthful.

1. More fruitful interactions

Individuals who have hearing loss tend to become estranged from society. They separate themselves from others because of their impairment. If you’re having a hard time hearing, how can you hear what your pickleball partner is saying? You might not even detect the problem until you’re already estranged from friends and family members. Better hearing leads to more confidence.

2. Increased learning

Many people go back to school to activate their minds. If you’re in school, you will learn more and enjoy yourself much more if you can hear clearly. You won’t have to sit up front and ask the instructor for clarification on every concept. You’ll understand concepts easier and have a smoother ability to communicate with your fellow students.

3. Better sex

Senior citizens who have no loss of hearing or wear hearing aids have a better social life. More independence and better general health are the results. And, surprisingly, you will also have a much better sex life.

4. Improved blood flow

Exercising is helpful for numerous reasons, and one of them is better hearing. Nutrients nourish and protect the ears and when there is good blood flow, more of these nutrients get where they need to go.

5. Reduced risk of falling

Hearing loss also decreases spatial awareness and potentially causes worse balance. Seniors are three times more likely to have a fall with a hearing loss of just 25 decibels than seniors with normal hearing.

6. Increased reaction time

Our senses activate our instincts including reaction time to danger or alerts. You will keep yourself and others around you safer if you can respond quickly to alerts, sirens, fire alarms, and other warnings which healthy hearing will help you do.

7. Fewer hospital stays

Hearing loss raises a senior’s risk of accidents, falls, and depression as well as inactivity. Seniors often end up in the hospital as a direct or indirect result of depression or accidents.

8. Increased confidence

Insecurity and a lack of confidence are often the outcomes when someone has a hard time communicating. This lack of confidence may bring about a reluctance to go to gatherings, parties, meetings, and events. This behavior further isolates the person which causes a continuing cycle.

9. Better job satisfaction

It makes sense that somebody without hearing loss performs better on the job. You might miss essential information, safety precautions, or instructions. And you’re regularly missing information from your teammates during zoom meetings. Good job performance and results rely on participation.

10. Decreased onset of dementia

Loss of hearing has been related to the onset of cognitive decline because of loss of mental stimulation and interaction. As we get older our brains usually shrink and that’s one factor in the onset of cognitive decline. A greater chance of cognitive decline derives from an increased shrinkage of the brain.

Enjoy a better quality of life

You will feel more confident when you’re able to communicate with your friends and loved ones and that will allow you to go out and enjoy your favorite activities. If you want to feel younger, it’s best to manage your hearing loss and safeguard your hearing. We can help, contact us.

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The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.
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