Have you noticed that as we age, it becomes more difficult to get out and visit with friends and family or meet new people? A recent article in the New York Times reiterates the idea that “Social interaction is a critically important contributor to good health and longevity.” The article references a few major studies that reinforce this concept. One of the studies found that “People who were disconnected from others were roughly three times more likely to die during the nine-year study than people with strong social ties.” That’s pretty compelling!
Since sociality is so important, what can we do to make sure we stay socially engaged as we age and find ourselves struggling with issues like mobility? Consider these ideas:
- Pick up the phone. If you are having a hard time using the phone due to hearing loss you can always see about getting a CaptionCall phone at no cost.
- Try social media. Facebook and other social media tools are good ways to reengage with old friends and stay in touch with family members.
- Write a letter. Yep, letters still work, they are a great way to remind someone you care while showing a legitimate effort to communicate.
Hearing loss is a real motivating factor for why people start to seclude themselves. If you struggle conversing with others, visit your local hearing care professional for assistance. We simply can’t afford to accept isolation as an option!
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life.
Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator