New Year, New Hearing, New You!
In 2022, the most popular resolution in America was to “live healthier,” followed by enhancing “personal improvement or happiness.”1, If these goals resonate with you, there’s an ideal way for you to accomplish both of them: improve your hearing.
Stay Healthy With Optimal Hearing
When it comes to your overall well-being, ensuring you can hear well is just as important as engaging in regular exercise, getting a good night’s rest and eating balanced meals. Studies have shown that people with untreated hearing loss are at a greater risk of conditions that can influence their physical, mental and emotional health, including falls,2 cognitive decline3 and depression.4
Having any of these conditions can significantly impact your quality of life. Fortunately, treating hearing loss can make all the difference, helping you stay healthy. Research shows that people who wear hearing devices experience improved balance,5 slow their rate of cognitive decline6 and report improvements in their mental health.7
Find More Happiness by Hearing Your Best
What brings you joy? For many people, connections with friends and family are at the top of their list. Good relationships make navigating life’s ups and downs easier while also providing meaning and purpose to your days.
Untreated hearing loss can make it harder to keep the bonds with your loved ones strong. You may find it difficult to participate in conversations and feel close to the important people in your life. Hearing loss treatment can help. According to one large study, patients who wore hearing devices reported significant improvements in their social lives, self-confidence and relationships.8
Start 2023 Off Right
Ready to make this year one of your best ones yet? Request an appointment to understand the current status of your hearing. Since hearing loss occurs gradually, it can be easy to overlook subtle changes. Finding and treating any loss as soon as possible can help you to reach your goal of living a happier, healthier life—and that’s a resolution worth keeping!
1 Statisa. (2022). What are your 2022 resolutions? https://www.statista.com/statistics/378105/new-years-resolution/
2 Johns Hopkins Medicine. (2012). Hearing loss linked to three-fold risk of falling. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_linked_to_three_fold_risk_of_falling
3 Lin, F.R. et al. (2013). Hearing loss and cognitive decline in older adults. Jama Intern Med. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/1558452
4 Mener, DJ et al. (2014). Hearing loss and depression in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3773611/
5 Strait, J. (2016). Hearing aids may improve balance. The Source. https://source.wustl.edu/2014/12/hearing-aids-may-improve-balance/
6 Maharani, A. et al. (2018). Longitudinal relationship between hearing aid use and cognitive function in older Americans. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29637544/
7, 8 Kochkin, Sergei. (2011). Marketrak VIII patients report improved quality of life with hearing aid usage. The Hearing Journal. 64. 25-26,28,30,32. 10.1097/01.HJ.0000399150.30374.45.