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 research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. Though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. Luckily, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus happens are pretty easy to understand, others not as much. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of objective or subjective noises, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw sounds, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can generate.
The noisier and more extreme the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus can get. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your everyday life can be the eventual result.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are very good at dealing with some of the most noticeable symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently occur together with hearing loss issues. They can have the same underlying cause or not. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss declines. When you’re not hearing external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be louder. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. This can help you give attention to and enjoy the day-to-day.
Canceling Out The Noise
Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many modern hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help deal with the ringing and buzzing. We can teach you how to tune your hearing aid to produce certain white noises that help reduce your tinnitus. Using this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This capability 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 kinds of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you still can find a way to manage it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related sounds will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated properly. For many people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are ideal.