I have written an eBook that looks at the 6 Steps to Living Well with Hearing Loss and over the next few weeks will be presenting material from the eBook.
Week one discusses the facts about ageing and hearing loss and looks at the six most common reasons why we develop hearing loss as we age. Week by week I will discuss if hearing loss as we age is inevitable by looking at what we can do in each of these six areas to slow down or even stop our hearing from declining.
Statistics show that the incidence of hearing loss increases as a person ages. Over 50% of the population aged between 60 and 70 will have a hearing loss. This increases to more than 70% of those over the age of 70 and 80% for those over the age of 80.
No wonder so many people believe that hearing loss is inevitable as you age.
What are the facts about causes of hearing loss as we age?
The most common reasons why we develop hearing loss as we age are:
- Your noise exposure over the years
- Your genetic predisposition to hearing loss and other health issues
- The health of your cardiovascular system
- Micro-Vascular Diseases e.g. Diabetes and Retinopathy
- Autoimmune Disease
- Stress, Personality and other known factors.
The 6 things you can do to preserve your hearing and beat the statistics.
Here is my list of the 6 things you can do to preserve your hearing and live well as you age:
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- Effective use of technology
- Physical activity and exercise, diet, sleep and rest
- Exercise your brain and therefore your hearing – Use it or lose it!
- Your coping style, mental health and happiness (hope, optimism and play)
- Your connections – you need others
- Life stages and your approach to them influence how well you live your life.
I will explore for you in more depth each of these six points over the next 6 weeks.
You can however read all the material right now if you like by downloading my FREE eBook. Click here
All information is provided in the interests of Hearing Health education and is of a general nature. In all cases you should consult your doctor or other allied health professional for advice regarding your individual circumstances.