At one time or another in your life you’ve probably had some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Usually, it’s fleeting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be unpleasant and upsetting. Luckily, there is a common and straight forward treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Coping With Chronic Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus happens are pretty simple to figure out, others not as much. Your ears can generate a large number of sounds when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
The noisier and more extreme the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to get. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your day to day life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are quite good at dealing with some of the most pronounced symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently occur along side of hearing loss issues. They can have the same underlying cause or not. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss worsens. When you can’t hear external sounds as well, the internal ones really stick out.
When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be louder. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, disappear into the background. 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. That’s why many modern hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the buzzing and ringing. We can show you how to tune your hearing aid to emit certain white noises that help diminish your tinnitus. Essentially, by generating particular types of sound, your hearing aid can help decrease the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This feature isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to talk with us to learn what will be the best option for you.
There’s no cure for most forms of chronic tinnitus. But you still can find a way to manage it. A precisely calibrated hearing aid can permit you to fully live your life and enjoy the world without being overcome by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.