There are several ways that healthy hearing keeps senior citizens feeling and looking younger.
Here are five of them:
1. You hear warnings
Blaring car horns, fire alarms and the sounds of sirens are detected earlier. Those seconds can mean the difference between life and injury.
2. Improved social life
A NCOA survey says that when people began to use hearing aids, many saw improvements in their lives including mental health (36% improvement), sense of independence (34%), social life (34%), and sex life (8%).
3. Decrease in Falls
An Internal Medicine study published in the Washington Post reports that “people with a 25-decibel hearing loss, considered mild, were three times as likely to have fallen as were those with no hearing loss, even after taking into account balance issues. As hearing loss increased, so did the likelihood of taking a tumble.”
4. Educational and job opportunities:
Hearing is an important factor in whether people get jobs, fail to get jobs or succeed in school. Ensuring your hearing health and the benefits that come with it is one of the primary reasons why you should book a complimentary hearing test today.
5. Emotional Problems, Social Withdrawal
Low self esteem and a lack of self-confidence often accompany hearing loss. Difficulties communicating with family and friends can cause the person with hearing loss to withdraw.