You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at one time in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. Though most people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Coping With Chronic Tinnitus
Persistent tinnitus can happen for a variety of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of subjective and objective sounds, from thumping to clanging to metallic buzz-saw sounds, whatever beautiful symphony your ears can create.
The louder and more extreme the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to get. 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 normally no way to cure the underlying cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become pretty adept at treating tinnitus symptoms. There are a variety of ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
Tinnitus and hearing loss commonly occur together. Occasionally, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. Either way, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus could become more prominent. When you’re not hearing external sounds as well, the internal ones really stand out.
When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be turned up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, disappear into the background. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many contemporary hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the ringing and buzzing. We can teach you how to fine tune your hearing aid to produce certain white noises that help lessen your tinnitus. Basically, by generating particular kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a customized technology and an appointment with us will help you determine if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you still can find a way to manage it. A correctly calibrated hearing aid can let you live your life more fully and enjoy the world without being overwhelmed by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are ideal.