You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at one point in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, according to numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, fairly simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus happens are fairly simple to understand, others not so much. Your ears can produce an uncountable number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
And tinnitus gets more obnoxious as the noises become noisier. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your day to day life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are really good at dealing with some of the most noticeable symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in a few ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally appear along side of hearing loss problems. In some cases, they have the same underlying cause, but often they don’t. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss declines. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be turned up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. This can help you give attention to and enjoy your life.
Muting The Noises Out
Of course, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many contemporary hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the buzzing and ringing. Some white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Using this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This feature isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to talk with us to learn what will work best for you.
Most kinds of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to deal with it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can permit you to fully live your life and experience the joys of the world without being overcome by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.