You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at one point in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. Normally, it’s fleeting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and disconcerting. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Coping With Chronic Tinnitus
Persistent tinnitus can develop for a number of reasons, and some of them are better understood than others. Your ears can generate an uncountable number of sounds when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds like thumping or grinding.
The noisier and more extreme the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus can get. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your everyday life can be the eventual consequence.
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 Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will typically appear together with hearing loss issues. They can have the same root cause or not. But it’s very 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.
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient volume of the outside world up. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, get lost in the details. This can help you give attention to and enjoy the day-to-day.
Muting The Noises Out
Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s why many modern hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the ringing and buzzing. Specific white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Using this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This feature isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to talk with us to figure out what will be the best option for you.
Most types of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But you can still find ways 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 properly. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.