You’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears at some time in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, according to numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Normally, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be unpleasant and upsetting. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Coping With Chronic Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus develops are pretty simple to understand, others not as much. Your ears can generate an uncountable number of sounds when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
And tinnitus gets more obnoxious as the sounds become louder. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your everyday life can be the eventual result.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are very good at dealing with some of the more pronounced symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently occur along side of hearing loss issues. Sometimes, they have the same root cause, but sometimes they don’t. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss declines. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
Your hearing aid will be able to turn the ambient volume of the outside world up. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. Now you can get back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Of course, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming 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. We can teach you how to tune your hearing aid to produce particular white noises that help lessen your tinnitus. Essentially, by generating specific 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 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. A correctly calibrated hearing aid can permit you to fully live your life and enjoy the world without being overcome by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.