At one point or another in your life you’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. In most cases, it’s not lasting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and disconcerting. Fortunately, there is a common and straight forward treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can develop for a variety of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of subjective and objective noises, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can generate.
The noisier and more extreme the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus tends to get. 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 root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite proficient at treating tinnitus symptoms. There are a variety of ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently appear together with hearing loss issues. They can have the same root cause or not. Either way, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus may become more pronounced. When you can’t hear external sounds as well, the internal ones really stand out.
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient sound of the world up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. Now you can get back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Obviously, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. So to help manage your buzzing and ringing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. We can teach you how to tune your hearing aid to emit certain white noises that help lessen your tinnitus. Basically, by producing specific types of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to learn what will be the best option for you.
Most forms of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But that doesn’t mean you can’t 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 a good choice.