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, as reported by numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Usually, it’s not lasting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be unpleasant and disconcerting. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, fairly straightforward: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can happen for a number 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 only ringing but sounds such as thumping or grinding.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the sounds become noisier. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is often no way to cure the root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become pretty proficient at treating tinnitus symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally appear along side of hearing loss issues. They can have the same root cause or not. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss worsens. When you’re not hearing external sounds so well, the internal ones really stand out.
Your hearing aid will be able to turn the ambient sound of the outside world up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, disappear into the background. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many contemporary hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help deal with the buzzing and ringing. Specific white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Basically, by generating specific kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help reduce the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to find out what will be the best option 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. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related noises will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated properly. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are ideal.