You’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears at some time in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Though most people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. Fortunately, there is a common and straight forward treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Persistent tinnitus can develop for a number of reasons, and a few of them are better understood than others. Your ears can create an uncountable number of sounds when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the sounds become louder. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your everyday life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is normally no way to cure the inherent cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite skilled at addressing tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in numerous ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently occur in conjunction. Sometimes, they have the same underlying cause, but sometimes they don’t. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss worsens. There’s not as much competition, and that ringing or buzzing can really stand out (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be louder. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. This can help you give attention to and enjoy your life.
Muting The Noises Out
Of course, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming your tinnitus. So to help handle your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. Some white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Making use of this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This feature isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to check with us to figure out what will work best for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to manage it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can permit you to fully live your life and enjoy the world without being overcome by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.