5 ways hearing aids may help you feel younger
Think hearing aids will make you look old? Think again. Not only are the days of those clunky beige devices long gone, the latest hearing aids — many of which are virtually invisible — work in ways that’ll give you a new lease on life, making you feel younger and helping you life to the fullest. Here’s how:
1) You’ll feel more energised
When hearing loss is untreated, your brain takes a hit trying to process the mixed messages your ears are sending it. It’s hardly surprising, then, that by the end of the day, you feel your age (and maybe a few years more). Wearing hearing aids may help take the strain off your brain, potentially leaving you feeling more energetic and lively.
2) You’ll be on top of things at work
Hearing aids may be the difference between the person in the boardroom looking confused and unable to follow the thread of the meeting, and the dynamo confidently addressing the room, not missing a beat, on top of what’s going on.
3) You’ll socialise more
Socialising can be tough for people with untreated hearing loss. Noisy restaurants and parties aren’t much fun when you can’t hear what people are saying. Pop on a hearing aid, though, and those social occasions you may have been avoiding could suddenly become enjoyable again. Before you know it, you could be partying like its 1999.
4) You’ll be tech-trendy
What do young people love more than anything else? Technology. And those technological advances that seem to be happening at a rate of knots, also stretch to hearing aids. Many of today’s tiny devices are packed with sophisticated tech, some can even connect seamlessly with smartphones, music systems, computers … even the TV. And while they are discreet, you'll be amazed with the difference they can make.
5) You’ll keep your faculties
Unmanaged hearing loss has been linked to depression, anxiety, even dementia.1 The good news is that using hearing aids may lower that risk, probably because they prevent over-taxing on the brain.
If you think you may have hearing loss and have been holding back because you think hearing aids will age you, get in touch with us now and we’ll show you how you can rediscover the sounds you love … and feel more like yourself again. You're always welcome to pop in and chat with our friendly staff, or call 131 797 or contact us.
1. Lin, Frank. 2014. “Hearing Loss and Dementia—Who’s Listening?” Aging Mental Health. Aug; 18(6): 671–673. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4075051/