At one point or another in your life you’ve probably had some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. Although the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, fairly straightforward: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can happen for a number of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Your ears can generate a large number of sounds when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds such as thumping or grinding.
And tinnitus gets 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.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While there is normally no way to cure the inherent cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become pretty skilled at treating tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are able to accomplish this in several ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently manifest in conjunction. Sometimes, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. Whatever the case, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus could become more prominent. When you can’t hear external sounds as well, the internal ones really stick out.
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient sound of the outside 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.
Canceling Out The Noise
Obviously, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming your tinnitus. That’s why many contemporary hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the buzzing and ringing. We can show you how to tune your hearing aid to emit certain white noises that help reduce your tinnitus. Essentially, by generating particular types of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This feature isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to learn what will work best for you.
There’s no cure for most forms of chronic tinnitus. But you still can find a way to manage it. A precisely calibrated hearing aid can allow you to fully live your life and experience the joys of the world without being overcome by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. For many people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.