At one point or another in your life you’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any particular time. Though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Persistent 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 like thumping or grinding.
The louder and more intense the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus can get. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your everyday life can be the eventual result.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While there is normally no way to cure the inherent cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather proficient at treating tinnitus symptoms. There are several ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally occur along side of hearing loss issues. They can have the same root cause or not. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss worsens. When you’re not hearing external sounds as well, the internal ones really stick 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, get lost in the details. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Of course, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming your tinnitus. That’s why many contemporary hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the buzzing and ringing. We can teach you how to tune your hearing aid to emit particular white noises that help diminish your tinnitus. Utilizing this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This capability isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to talk with us to learn what will be the best option for you.
Most forms of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you can still find ways 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 properly. For many people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.