You’ve probably 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, according to numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Although most people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus develops are pretty simple to figure out, others not so much. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of objective or subjective noises, from thumping to clanging to metallic buzz-saw sounds, whatever loud symphony your ears can create.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the noises become noisier. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is often no way to cure the root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather skilled at addressing tinnitus symptoms. There are several ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently manifest hand in hand. They can have the same underlying cause or not. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss declines. When you’re not hearing external sounds so well, the internal ones really stand out.
Your hearing aid has the ability to turn the ambient volume of the world up. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, get lost in the details. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Obviously, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many contemporary hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the ringing and buzzing. Certain white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Essentially, by producing specific kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help decrease the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a customized technology and a consultation with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most forms of chronic tinnitus. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to manage it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related noises will be gone and you will be able to enjoy a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated properly. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.