At one time or another in your life you’ve probably had some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Although the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, fairly simple: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can happen for a variety of reasons, and some of them are better understood than others. Your ears can create a large number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
The louder and more extreme the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus tends to become. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your day to day life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is normally no way to cure the root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become pretty adept at treating tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in a few ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
The symptoms of tinnitus will typically appear along side of hearing loss issues. In some cases, they have the same root cause, but sometimes they don’t. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss declines. When you’re not hearing external sounds as well, the internal ones really stand out.
Your hearing aid has the ability to turn the ambient volume of the outside world up. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, get lost in the details. Now you can get back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Obviously, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. So to help manage your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. We can teach you how to fine tune your hearing aid to emit particular white noises that help reduce your tinnitus. Essentially, by generating particular types of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This capability isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to talk with us to learn what will work best for you.
Most kinds of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you still can find a way to deal with it. A correctly calibrated hearing aid can permit you to live your life more fully and experience the joys of the world without being overcome by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.