You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at some point in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by many studies, experience tinnitus. Normally, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and disconcerting. Luckily, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can develop for a variety of reasons, and some of them are better understood than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of subjective and objective sounds, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw sounds, whatever beautiful symphony your ears can create.
The noisier and more intense the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus tends to become. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While there is often no way to cure the inherent cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite proficient at addressing tinnitus symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will typically appear together with hearing loss issues. They can have the same root cause or not. Whatever the case, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus may become more pronounced. When you can’t hear external sounds as well, the internal ones really stick out.
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be turned up. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, disappear into the background. This can help you focus on and enjoy the day-to-day.
Muting The Noises Out
Of course, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. So to help manage your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a kind of noise cancellation technology. Specific white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help decrease tinnitus symptoms. Utilizing this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to check with us to learn what will be the best option for you.
Most forms of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you still can find a way to manage it. A precisely calibrated hearing aid can permit you to live your life more fully and enjoy the world without being overwhelmed by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.