At one time or another in your life you’ve probably had some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Usually, it’s fleeting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be unpleasant and disconcerting. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, fairly simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus happens are pretty simple to figure out, others not so much. Your ears can produce an uncountable number of sounds 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.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are very good at dealing with some of the more pronounced symptoms. There are a variety of ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
Tinnitus and hearing loss often manifest hand in hand. They can have the same root cause or not. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss worsens. When you’re not hearing external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be turned up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. Now you can get back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Obviously, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming your tinnitus. So to help handle your buzzing and ringing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. Certain white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Essentially, by producing particular types of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a customized technology and an appointment with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
Most types of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you can still find ways to handle it. A precisely calibrated hearing aid can enable you to live your life more fully and experience the joys of the world without being overcome by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.