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4 Ways Hearing Aids Make You Look and Feel Younger

Avoiding the use of hearing aids because a person thinks it will make him or her look older is a stigma that really doesn’t make sense. The reality is that being hard of hearing makes you look far older than if you’re wearing hearing aids. You will actually look and feel younger if your loss of hearing is remedied with a modern hearing device.

4 Ways Hearing Aids Make You Look and Feel Younger

By Top-Rated Charlotte Audiologist, Dr. Gosu

Avoiding the use of hearing aids because a person thinks it will make him or her look older is a stigma that really doesn’t make sense. The reality is that being hard of hearing makes you look far older than if you’re wearing hearing aids. You will actually look and feel younger if your loss of hearing is remedied with a modern hearing device.

1 - What people see

What people notice more than a device on your ear is that you make constant requests to repeat what was said. It’s obvious that you’re a person with a hearing deficit if you constantly say, “Could you repeat that?”  

On the other hand, if you are wearing a modern hearing aid, it could look like you’re wearing a high-tech headphone. There are many styles of hearing aids available, and they come in a wide range of colors, from silver to brown, black, red, pink, white, and purple. 

Because hearing devices are more compact and more smartly designed than in former days, they really don’t add years to you. They can literally make you appear younger than you are, which can make you feel younger, too.

2- Brain power

The hearing function has a profound effect on the brain. People with untreated loss of hearing develop dementia at much higher rates than people who wear needed hearing devices. Johns Hopkins University audiology experts did a study in which it was discovered that adults who get needed hearing aids have a decreased risk of developing thinking and memory problems. They also discovered that loss of cognitive function directly correlates to the severity of hearing loss. It is undisputed in the medical world that treating hearing loss improves long-term brain functions, including memory and cognitive skills. A person with a sharp brain does not project an “old” image.

3 - Maintaining balance

Falls are a major problem for the elderly, and those who are hard of hearing are more at risk for falls. In fact, with mild hearing loss of just 25 decibels, a person is three times more likely to have problems with falling, compared to a person with perfect hearing. The risk of falling increases by 1.4 times for every 10 decibels of hearing loss. This all has to do with balance. The hearing function is part of what helps us keep our balance. When the hearing goes, so does loss of balance. An elderly person who walks uprightly and confidently naturally looks younger than one who often stumbles and even falls all too frequently. 

4 – Socializing

Loss of hearing that goes untreated often leads to people being cut off from society. It’s understandable that not being able to hear conversations at a dinner table, for example, is more frustrating than it is enjoyable. Rather than closing yourself off from the company of others due to frustrations related to lack of communication, why not get hearing aids? You’ll be perceived as more vivacious when you have a social life. When you can hear the sounds of nature, your grandchildren, all of the words spoken in a group and wherever you are, you will have an overall appearance of being more youthful than if you either didn’t show up or showed up but couldn’t engage in conversations.

Hearing aids can make you look and feel younger

It’s not mere cliché or simply the marketing ploy of hearing aid device manufacturers that you look and feel younger when you can hear. Modern devices aren’t cumbersome and, in fact, can be completely discreet. The ability to hear what’s going on improves your balance, your brain power, and your inclination to get out and be part of what’s going on in the world. If you are hard of hearing, getting a hearing aid could be the quickest way you ever suddenly look a decade younger.

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