At one point or another in your life you’ve most likely had some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. Although the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Persistent tinnitus can develop for a variety of reasons, and a few of them are better understood than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of subjective and objective noises, from thumping to clanging to metallic buzz-saw sounds, whatever beautiful symphony your ears can create.
The louder and more intense the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus can get. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is typically no way to cure the inherent cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather adept at treating tinnitus symptoms. There are several ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
Tinnitus and hearing loss often manifest hand in hand. They can have the same root cause or not. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss declines. There’s not as much competition, and that buzzing or ringing can really be noticeable (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient sound of the world up. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. This can help you focus on and enjoy the day-to-day.
Canceling Out The Noise
Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus is not the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many contemporary hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help deal with the buzzing and ringing. We can show you how to fine tune your hearing aid to produce certain white noises that help lessen your tinnitus. Utilizing this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This capability isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to talk with us to find out what will be the best option for you.
Most kinds of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to manage it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can enable you to fully live your life and enjoy the world without being overcome by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.