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- Staying Independent As You Age Involves Treating Your Hearing Loss - December 2, 2019
- Acknowledging the Realities of Hearing Loss - November 20, 2019
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Are you afraid of getting old? Do you think that admitting you’re struggling to hear might make you seem older than you are? A sure way to maintain your independence as you age is to treat your hearing loss, and rather than ignoring your hearing, you should choose to treat your hearing loss as soon as possible. You’ll stay younger, be more active, keep up with the grandkids, and enjoy your golden years to the fullest. Retirement has given you a whole new lease on life, and you have time to do all the things you haven’t been able to make time for, so stay independent with a great pair of hearing aids.
The best way to maintain your health is to be proactive when it comes to any health concerns. In your 20s you could avoid going to the doctor, and trust your immune system to look after you, but as you age, you need to make sure you’re catching any health problems before they become major issues. Visit your primary physician for annual checkups, and make sure your blood pressure and blood sugar levels are normal. You need to combat reduced mobility, vision problems, and hearing health concerns so you can continue to do the things your love with the people that matter the most.
It’s inevitable that our health suffers as we age, and while this is a normal part of getting older, it’s up to you to take action, and not allow your body to suffer just because you think the changes are normal. You can maintain a healthy, active life for many years by being proactive with your health.
One of the best ways to stay young is to stay active. As we get older, we notice a lot of changes to how our body works, and we’re not able to do the things we could when we were younger. However, that doesn’t mean you should embrace life as a couch potato, but instead take every opportunity to get active and stay fit! This will keep you younger, healthier, and stronger. Try to be active every day, whether it’s taking your dog for a walk around the block, playing with the grandkids in the back yard, or even doing some simple chair exercises in your living room. Whatever form of activity you choose, know that’s it’s helping you stay independent.
Looking after your hearing health helps you stay active, and you’ll feel more confident to spend time away from home when you’re able to hear all the sounds around you clearly.
Exercise Your Mind
Another way to stay independent is to exercise your mind. Start a new hobby, work on a crossword puzzle, or challenge your friends to a game of cards. These activities will increase blood flow to the brain, help you build new neural pathways, and keep your brain strong and healthy. Clear hearing is an essential part of exercising your mind, and with hearing aids you’ll be able to hear and interact with your family and friends and keep you mind it the best of shape.
Visit us at Atlanta Hearing Doctor for annual hearing assessments, so we’ll be able to detect hearing loss at the moment it begins. Early treatment of hearing loss will keep you younger, and allow you to be more independent. Sadly, many people wait up to 7 years before treating their hearing loss! During this time, they lose a huge amount of their hearing range, and experience a host of negative health outcomes, such as reduced mobility, social isolation, depression, rapid cognitive decline, and even dementia. If you proactively look after your hearing health, you’ll stay independent as you age, but if you wait for years and years before seeking treatment, even the most amazing hearing aids in the world won’t be able to restore all that’s been lost.
Visit us today at Atlanta Hearing Doctor, and find out what hearing solution is right for you! Our team of hearing health specialists are waiting to work with you to find the perfect device that will match your lifestyle and hearing needs, and keep you active at home and in the community.