At one time or another in your life you’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. In most cases, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be unpleasant and upsetting. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, fairly simple: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus develops are fairly easy to figure out, others not as much. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of objective or subjective noises, from pounding to clanging to metallic buzz-saw sounds, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can create.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the noises become noisier. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is often no way to cure the root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become pretty adept at treating tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are able to accomplish this in a few ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently occur together with hearing loss problems. They can have the same underlying cause or not. Either way, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus could become more pronounced. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stand out.
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient sound of the 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
Clearly, 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 type of noise cancellation technology. We can teach you how to fine tune your hearing aid to emit particular white noises that help lessen your tinnitus. Basically, by producing specific types of sound, your hearing aid can help decrease the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a customized technology and an appointment with us will help you determine if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most forms of chronic tinnitus. But you still can find a way to deal with it. The buzzing, ringing, and other tinnitus-related sounds will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated properly. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.