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, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Usually, it’s fleeting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and upsetting. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, fairly straightforward: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can happen for a number of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of objective or subjective noises, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful symphony your ears can produce.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the sounds become louder. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your day to day life can be the eventual result.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are very 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 Harder to Notice
Tinnitus and hearing loss often occur together. They can have the same underlying cause or not. In any case, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus may become more pronounced. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient sound of the outside world up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, get lost in the details. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Obviously, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming your tinnitus. So to help handle your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. Certain white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Basically, by generating particular types of sound, your hearing aid can help decrease the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This capability isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to find out what will work best for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to handle it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related noises will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated correctly. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.