You’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears at some time in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any particular time. Normally, it’s not lasting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and disconcerting. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can happen for a number of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Your ears can produce an uncountable number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds such as thumping or grinding.
The louder and more extreme the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus can get. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your day to day life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are very good at dealing with some of the more pronounced symptoms. There are several ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently manifest hand in hand. They can have the same root cause or not. Either way, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus may become more pronounced. When you’re not hearing external sounds as well, the internal ones really stand out.
Your hearing aid has the ability to turn the ambient volume of the world up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. This can help you focus on and enjoy your life.
Muting The Noises Out
Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many modern hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help deal with the buzzing and ringing. Certain white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help decrease tinnitus symptoms. Basically, by producing particular kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help reduce the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a specialized technology and an appointment with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most forms of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to handle it. A properly 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 noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.