You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at some point in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Though most people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. Luckily, there is a common and straight forward treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus develops are pretty simple to figure out, others not as much. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of subjective and objective noises, from thumping to clanging to metal buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can produce.
The noisier and more extreme the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to become. 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 necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are very good at dealing with some of the most 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 typically occur together with hearing loss issues. In some cases, they have the same root cause, but often 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 so well, the internal ones really stand out.
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient sound of the outside world up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. This can help you give attention to and enjoy the day-to-day.
Muting The Noises Out
Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus is not the same thing as masking your tinnitus. So to help handle your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. We can show you how to tune your hearing aid to produce certain white noises that help reduce your tinnitus. Basically, by generating specific kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a customized technology and a consultation with us will help you determine if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most forms of chronic tinnitus. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to deal with it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can enable you to live your life more fully and experience the joys of the world without being overwhelmed by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. For many people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.