At one point or another in your life you’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. Usually, it’s not lasting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be unpleasant and upsetting. Fortunately, there is a common and straight forward treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus happens are pretty simple to understand, others not as much. Your ears can produce an uncountable number of noises when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds such as thumping or grinding.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the noises become noisier. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your day to day life can be the eventual result.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are very good at dealing with some of the most noticeable symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
Tinnitus and hearing loss commonly occur in conjunction. In some cases, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. In any case, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus may become more prominent. When you’re not hearing external sounds as well, the internal ones really stand out.
Your hearing aid will be able to turn the ambient volume of the world up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. This can help you give attention to and enjoy your life.
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 form of noise cancellation technology. Some white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Using this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This feature isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to check with us to figure out what will be the best option for you.
Most types of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But you can still find ways to deal with it. A correctly calibrated hearing aid can allow you to live your life more fully and enjoy the world without being overcome by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.