You’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears at some time in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any particular time. Even though most people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, fairly straightforward: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus develops are pretty simple to figure out, others not as much. Your ears can generate an uncountable number of noises when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds such as thumping or grinding.
The louder and more intense the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus tends to get. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your day to day life can be the eventual result.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While there is normally no way to cure the inherent cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather proficient at treating tinnitus symptoms. There are several ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently appear along side of hearing loss problems. They can have the same underlying cause or not. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss declines. There’s not as much competition, and that buzzing or ringing can really be noticeable (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
Your hearing aid will be able to turn the ambient volume of the world up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, get lost in the details. This can help you focus on and enjoy your life.
Muting The Noises Out
Obviously, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming your tinnitus. That’s why many modern hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the buzzing and ringing. Certain white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Basically, by producing specific kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help reduce the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a specialized technology and a consultation with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you still can find a way to manage it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can allow you to live your life more fully and experience the joys of the world without being overwhelmed by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. For many people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.