At one point or another in your life you’ve most likely 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 particular time. Though most people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. Luckily, there is a common and straight forward treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus develops are fairly simple to understand, others not as much. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of subjective and objective noises, from pounding to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever loud symphony your ears can create.
The noisier and more extreme the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to get. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are quite good at dealing with some of the most pronounced symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in several ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently occur along side of hearing loss problems. In some cases, they have the same root cause, but sometimes they don’t. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss worsens. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient sound of the world up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. This can help you focus on and enjoy the day-to-day.
Canceling Out The Noise
Obviously, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. So to help handle your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. We can show you how to fine tune your hearing aid to emit certain white noises that help diminish your tinnitus. Utilizing this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This is a customized technology and an appointment with us will help you determine if this is right for you.
Most types of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you can still find ways to deal with it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can let you fully live your life and enjoy the world without being overwhelmed by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. For many people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.