At one time or another in your life you’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by numerous 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.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can happen for a number of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Your ears can generate a large number of sounds when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds like thumping or grinding.
The louder and more intense 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 quite good at dealing with some of the more noticeable symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally occur together with hearing loss issues. They can have the same underlying cause or not. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss worsens. There’s less competition, and that ringing or buzzing can really stand out (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient volume of the outside world up. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. This can help you give attention to and enjoy the day-to-day.
Muting The Noises Out
Of course, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s why many contemporary hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the buzzing and ringing. We can show you how to fine tune your hearing aid to emit particular white noises that help diminish your tinnitus. Essentially, by generating specific types of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a specialized technology and an appointment with us will help you determine if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to deal with it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related noises will be gone and you will be able to enjoy a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated correctly. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are ideal.