At one point or another in your life you’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Even though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus happens are pretty easy to figure out, others not as much. Your ears can generate a large number of sounds when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds like thumping or grinding.
The louder and more extreme the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to become. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While there is often no way to cure the inherent cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite proficient at addressing tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are able to accomplish this in several ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally appear along side of hearing loss issues. They can have the same underlying cause or not. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss declines. When you’re not hearing external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
Your hearing aid has the ability to turn the ambient volume of the outside world up. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Obviously, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many modern hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the ringing and buzzing. Some white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help decrease tinnitus symptoms. Essentially, by generating particular types of sound, your hearing aid can help reduce the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a customized technology and a consultation with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to manage it. The buzzing, ringing, and other tinnitus-related noises will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated properly. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.