At one point or another in your life you’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. Usually, it’s not lasting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and disconcerting. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, fairly simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can develop for a number of reasons, and a few of them are better understood than others. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of subjective and objective noises, from pounding to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful symphony your ears can generate.
And tinnitus gets more obnoxious as the noises become noisier. 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 actually “cure” tinnitus they are quite good at dealing with some of the more noticeable symptoms. Hearing aids are able to accomplish this in numerous ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will typically appear together with hearing loss problems. They can have the same root cause or not. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss declines. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
Your hearing aid will be able to turn the ambient volume of the world up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus is not the same thing as masking your tinnitus. So to help manage your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a kind of noise cancellation technology. We can show you how to tune your hearing aid to emit particular white noises that help lessen your tinnitus. Making use of this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to learn what will be the best option for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to manage it. A correctly calibrated hearing aid can let you fully live your life and experience the joys of the world without being overcome by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.