You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at one point in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. Though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, fairly simple: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can develop for a variety of reasons, and some of them are better understood than others. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of subjective and objective sounds, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can produce.
The noisier and more intense the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus can become. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your everyday life can be the eventual consequence.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are quite good at dealing with some of the more noticeable 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 together. They can have the same root cause or not. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss declines. When you’re not hearing external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be turned up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, get lost in the details. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s why many modern hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the buzzing and ringing. Certain white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help decrease tinnitus symptoms. Essentially, by generating specific kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help decrease the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a specialized technology and an appointment with us will help you determine if this is right for you.
Most types 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 buzzing, ringing, and other tinnitus-related noises will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated correctly. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.