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 given time. In most cases, it’s fleeting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be uncomfortable and upsetting. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, relatively straightforward: 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 thumping to clanging to metal buzz-saw noises, whatever loud symphony your ears can generate.
The noisier and more intense the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus can become. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your day to day life can be the eventual result.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are very good at dealing with some of the most noticeable symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in a few ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
Tinnitus and hearing loss commonly manifest hand in hand. Occasionally, they have the same root cause, but sometimes they don’t. In any case, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus may become more prominent. When you’re not hearing external sounds as well, the internal ones really stick out.
Your hearing aid has the ability to turn the ambient volume of the world up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, disappear into the background. This can help you focus on and enjoy your life.
Muting The Noises Out
Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s why many contemporary hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the buzzing and ringing. Specific white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Making use of this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This feature isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to talk with us to learn what will work best for you.
Most forms of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But you still can find a way to deal with it. The buzzing, ringing, and other tinnitus-related sounds will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated precisely. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.