Interestingly enough, the association many people make between hearing aids and feeling old is somewhat counterintuitive. While age-related hearing loss certainly makes hearing aids in greater demand among seniors, these devices actually contribute to long-term health and revitalized feelings of independence. Simply put, hearing aids make it possible for those experiencing mild to severe hearing loss to better interact and enjoy day-to-day functions. Surprisingly, the majority of people that could benefit from hearing aids (65%) are under age 65 and that group is growing larger. Additionally, according to the National Institutes of Health, only 16 percent of adults age 20 to 69 who could benefit from hearing aids have ever used them. However, these devices can make living with hearing loss significantly easier. Here are seven reasons that hearing aids can help seniors feel young:
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