You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at some time in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, according to numerous studies, experience tinnitus. In most cases, it’s not lasting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be unpleasant and disconcerting. Luckily, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus develops are fairly simple to understand, others not as much. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of objective or subjective sounds, from pounding to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful symphony your ears can create.
The louder and more extreme the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to become. 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 typically no way to cure the root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become pretty skilled at addressing tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in a few ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently occur together with hearing loss problems. They can have the same root cause or not. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss worsens. There’s less competition, and that ringing or buzzing can really stand out (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
Your hearing aid has the ability to turn the ambient volume of the world up. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Of course, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. So to help manage your buzzing and ringing, many modern hearing aids use a kind of noise cancellation technology. Certain white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Basically, by producing 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 need to check with us to learn what will be the best option for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you still can find a way to deal with it. A precisely calibrated hearing aid can allow you to live your life more fully and enjoy the world without being overwhelmed by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.