At one point or another in your life you’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any particular time. Though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, fairly simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Persistent tinnitus can happen for a variety of reasons, and some of them are better understood than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of objective or subjective noises, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw noises, whatever loud symphony your ears can generate.
The noisier and more extreme the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to get. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your everyday life can be the eventual result.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are quite good at dealing with some of the most pronounced symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
Tinnitus and hearing loss commonly manifest together. They can have the same root cause or not. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss declines. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
Your hearing aid will be able to turn the ambient sound of the outside world up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. This can help you focus on and enjoy the day-to-day.
Muting The Noises Out
Of course, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming your tinnitus. So to help manage your buzzing and ringing, many modern hearing aids use a kind of noise cancellation technology. We can teach you how to tune your hearing aid to produce certain white noises that help diminish your tinnitus. Utilizing this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
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 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 enjoy a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated precisely. For many people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are ideal.