Often the answer is YES. Once a medical cause for your tinnitus is ruled out, hearing devices may be the next step to relief. One theory of the cause of tinnitus is that the hair cells that activate the hearing nerve died in the “on” position, thus causing your hearing loss and tinnitus. Hearing instruments can improve the way you hear and understand people while at the same time minimize the tinnitus. These sound effects helps your brain learn to “tune it out.” Some users report a reprieve from their tinnitus for hours after taking the devices off. There is no "cure" for tinnitus however, but new hearing technologies may improve how you perceive it.