You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at some time in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Even though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus develops are pretty easy to understand, others not as much. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of subjective and objective sounds, from pounding to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful symphony your ears can create.
The louder and more intense 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.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is normally no way to cure the underlying cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite adept at addressing tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in several ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently appear along side of hearing loss issues. Sometimes, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. Either way, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus may become more pronounced. There’s less competition, and that buzzing or ringing can really stand out (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
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.
Canceling Out The Noise
Of course, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many modern hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the ringing and buzzing. We can teach you how to tune your hearing aid to emit particular white noises that help lessen your tinnitus. Basically, by generating particular kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help reduce the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This feature isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to check with us to find out what will work best for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you still can find a way to manage it. The buzzing, ringing, 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 most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.