You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at some time in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at one point or another. Even though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, relatively straightforward: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can happen for a variety of reasons, and a few of them are better understood than others. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of objective or subjective sounds, from pounding to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever loud cacophony your ears can create.
And tinnitus gets more obnoxious as the sounds become louder. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are quite good at dealing with some of the more pronounced symptoms. Hearing aids are able to accomplish this in a few ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
Tinnitus and hearing loss often occur in conjunction. Occasionally, they have the same underlying cause, but often they don’t. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss declines. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient volume of the outside world up. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus is not the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s why many contemporary hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the ringing and buzzing. We can teach you how to tune your hearing aid to produce certain white noises that help lessen your tinnitus. Essentially, by producing specific types of sound, your hearing aid can help decrease the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a customized technology and a consultation with us will help you determine if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to handle it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related noises will be gone and you will be able to enjoy a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated properly. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.