At one time or another in your life you’ve probably had some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. Normally, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and disconcerting. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can develop for a variety of reasons, and a few of them are better understood than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of subjective and objective sounds, from pounding to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever loud cacophony your ears can create.
And tinnitus gets 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.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are very 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 Less Noticeable
Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently manifest hand in hand. Occasionally, they have the same root cause, but sometimes they don’t. In any case, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus could become more pronounced. 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 will be able to turn the ambient sound of the outside world up. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. Now you can get back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Obviously, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. So to help handle your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a type 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. Utilizing 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 find out what will be the best option for you.
Most kinds of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to deal with it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can permit you to fully live your life and enjoy the world without being overwhelmed by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.