You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at one point in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any particular time. Usually, it’s not lasting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be unpleasant and upsetting. Luckily, there is a common and straight forward treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can develop for a variety of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Your ears can produce a large number of sounds when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the sounds become noisier. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your everyday life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is typically no way to cure the root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become pretty adept at treating 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 along side of hearing loss issues. They can have the same root cause or not. But it’s very 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.
When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be turned up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, get lost in the details. Now you can get back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus is not the same thing as masking your tinnitus. So to help manage your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a kind of noise cancellation technology. Some white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help decrease tinnitus symptoms. Essentially, by producing specific types of sound, your hearing aid can help decrease the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This capability isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to check with us to find out what will be the best option for you.
Most forms of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But you still can find a way to deal with it. The buzzing, ringing, and other tinnitus-related sounds will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated precisely. For many people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.