You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at some point in your life or another. 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 doesn’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus develops are fairly simple to understand, others not so much. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of objective or subjective sounds, from pounding to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful symphony your ears can generate.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the sounds become louder. 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 noticeable symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently occur hand in hand. Sometimes, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. Whatever the case, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus could become more prominent. There’s less competition, and that ringing or buzzing can really be noticeable (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
Your hearing aid has the ability to turn the ambient sound of the world 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
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. We can show you how to fine tune your hearing aid to emit particular white noises that help diminish your tinnitus. Making use of this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This capability isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to figure out what will be the best option for you.
Most kinds of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But you can still find ways to deal with it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can permit you to live your life more fully and experience the joys of the world without being overcome by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.