At one time or another in your life you’ve most likely had some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, according to numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Although most people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. Luckily, there is a common and straight forward treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Coping With Chronic Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can develop for a variety of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Your ears can produce an uncountable number of sounds when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds like thumping or grinding.
The louder and more intense the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to become. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your day to day life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are really good at dealing with some of the more noticeable symptoms. There are several ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
Tinnitus and hearing loss commonly occur together. In some cases, they have the same root cause, but sometimes they don’t. Either way, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus may become more prominent. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be louder. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, disappear into the background. This can help you give attention to and enjoy the day-to-day.
Muting The Noises Out
Of course, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s why many modern hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help deal with the buzzing and ringing. Some white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Basically, by generating specific types of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a customized technology and a consultation with us will help you determine if this is right for you.
Most forms of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to manage it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related noises will be gone and you will be able to enjoy a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated properly. For many people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.