You’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears at some time in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Usually, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and disconcerting. Luckily, there is a common and straight forward treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Coping With Chronic Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can happen for a number of reasons, and a few of them are understood better than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of objective or subjective noises, from thumping to clanging to metallic buzz-saw sounds, whatever loud symphony your ears can generate.
The noisier and more extreme the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus can become. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are really good at dealing with some of the more pronounced symptoms. Hearing aids are able to accomplish this in numerous ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently appear together with hearing loss problems. They can have the same root cause or not. Whatever the case, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus could become more pronounced. There’s not as much competition, and that ringing or buzzing can really be noticeable (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be turned up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Of course, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s why many modern hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help deal with the ringing and buzzing. Specific white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Essentially, by generating specific types of sound, your hearing aid can help decrease the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to figure out what will work best for you.
There’s no cure for most forms of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to manage it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related sounds will be gone and you will be able to enjoy a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated precisely. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.