Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Mental Health, Research by Dr. Randi Davis Yontz

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If you have been thinking about getting your first pair of hearing aids, it’s time to turn the idea into action and take responsibility for your hearing safety. A recent study found that hearing aids keep you happy, healthy, and prosperous. Indeed, they can improve your standard of living more than you might ever think.

New evidence

According to a study from Brunel University in London in the UK, people who use hearing aids or other hearing devices to treat their hearing loss are happier, healthier, and wealthier. They also enjoy better physical and mental health than people who do not treat their hearing problems.

Let’s look at these claims in more detail.

“Happier”

Untreated hearing loss can affect the daily life of a person and lead to depression, which is a severe mental health problem affecting 15 million American adults. Many with hearing loss are at considerable risk of social isolation and depression. It could begin by avoiding large gatherings of people or meetings and trickle down to a reluctance to attend private, smaller meetings.

For those with hearing loss, big get-togethers and gatherings in restaurants and cafes make it tougher to listen and engage in discussion. Yet well-fitted hearing aids could help you re-engage in social events and could help you meet new people and draw on your existing relationships. The increased social engagement lowers the risk of depression and other mental conditions arising.

“Healthier”

Wearing hearing aids have the chance of making you healthier, as well as being more social and having better mental health, and you could have less risk of being overweight or contracting other health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. They are associated with spending more time out of the house, as well as a healthier lifestyle. You may also enjoy better sleep with hearing aids, along with better cognitive function and sharp memory.

Those with hearing aids are far less likely than those with untreated hearing loss to have accidents or falls and spend far less on health care costs than those with untreated hearing loss. They visit their doctors less often, and for as many days, they are not hospitalized as often as those with untreated loss of hearing.

“Wealthier”

One of the most exciting facts regarding hearing aids is that they could help you financially.

Treating hearing loss may allow you to communicate effectively at your office or place of work. You’ll follow all the directions more easily and won’t have to ask for anything to repeat. You’re not going to be straining to fill in the blanks and guessing what has been said. Instead, you’re going to be able to bring your perspective to the discussion and contribute your experience and expertise. You’re going to be a respected team member, and you’re more likely to get the promotion you’ve had your eye on.

Those with chronic hearing loss are more likely to face work-related problems, feel like they can’t keep up with them, or worry their performance at work. If you have hearing loss, you’re going to have a tougher time concentrating on things, and the whole burden of trying to hear is taking a toll on your brain.

Those with hearing loss often get lower wages than their colleagues at listening, miss out on promotions, and may even run the risk of getting fired over poor performance. Unemployment rates among those with hearing loss are around 83 percent higher than those with clear hearing. If you have untreated hearing loss, you are more likely to be forced into early retirement before you are financially prepared.

It’s helpful to handle the impaired hearing loss in a variety of ways. Our team can provide you with continued success in your career and also provide you with a healthy social life by being fitted for hearing aids or other hearing assistive devices. While hearing aids may not give people back perfect hearing in all situations, we can work with you to hear to the best of your ability.

You can see the positive results all around you when you take steps to care for your hearing health: meaningful conversations with friends and family, fun social interactions, and overall, greater peace of mind. If you have hearing loss, don’t miss out on the chances to potentially improve many areas of your life. if anything is needed.