At one point or another in your life you’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, according to 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. Luckily, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus develops are pretty easy to understand, others not as much. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of objective or subjective sounds, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw noises, 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 hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are quite good at dealing with some of the more noticeable symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in a few ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently appear together with hearing loss problems. Sometimes, they have the same root cause, but sometimes they don’t. Either way, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus could become more pronounced. When you can’t hear external sounds as well, the internal ones really stand out.
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be louder. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. So to help handle your buzzing and ringing, many modern hearing aids use a type of noise cancellation technology. We can show you how to tune your hearing aid to produce particular white noises that help diminish your tinnitus. 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.
Most kinds of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to deal with it. A correctly calibrated hearing aid can allow you to fully live your life and enjoy the world without being overwhelmed by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.