At one time or another in your life you’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Normally, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and upsetting. Luckily, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Persistent tinnitus can happen for a variety of reasons, and a few of them are better understood than others. Your ears can generate a large number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds such as thumping or grinding.
The louder and more intense the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to become. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your day to day life can be the eventual result.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are really good at dealing with some of the more noticeable symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally occur along side of hearing loss issues. Sometimes, they have the same underlying cause, but sometimes they don’t. 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.
Your hearing aid will be able to turn the ambient volume of the outside world up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, disappear into the background. This can help you focus on and enjoy your life.
Muting The Noises Out
Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus is not the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s why many contemporary hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the buzzing and ringing. Some white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Essentially, by producing particular types of sound, your hearing aid can help reduce the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This capability isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to figure out what will be the best option for you.
Most types of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you still can find a way to deal with it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related sounds will be gone and you will be able to enjoy a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated precisely. For many people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are ideal.