At one point or another in your life you’ve probably had some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Although the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. Luckily, there is a common and straight forward treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus happens are fairly easy to figure out, others not so much. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of objective or subjective noises, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can generate.
The noisier and more intense the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to get. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are quite good at dealing with some of the most noticeable symptoms. There are a variety of ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently appear together with hearing loss issues. They can have the same root cause or not. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss worsens. When you’re not hearing external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be louder. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. Now you can get back to enjoying your life again.
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 form of noise cancellation technology. We can show you how to fine tune your hearing aid to emit certain white noises that help lessen your tinnitus. Utilizing this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This capability isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to check with us to figure out what will work best for you.
Most types of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you can still find ways to deal with it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can let you live your life more fully and enjoy the world without being overwhelmed by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.