At one time or another in your life you’ve most likely had some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can happen for a variety of reasons, and a few of them are understood better than others. Your ears can create an uncountable number of sounds when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the sounds become louder. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your day to day life can be the eventual result.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is typically no way to cure the inherent cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather proficient at addressing tinnitus symptoms. There are a variety of ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently manifest in conjunction. Sometimes, they have the same underlying cause, but sometimes they don’t. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss declines. There’s less competition, and that buzzing or ringing can really be noticeable (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
Your hearing aid will be able to turn the ambient volume of the world up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, get lost in the details. Now you can get back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus is not the same thing as masking your tinnitus. So to help manage your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a kind of noise cancellation technology. Some white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help decrease tinnitus symptoms. Essentially, by generating particular kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This capability isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to find out what will work best for you.
Most forms of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you can still find ways to deal with it. A correctly calibrated hearing aid can permit you to live your life more fully and experience the joys of the world without being overcome by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are ideal.