At one time or another in your life you’ve most likely had some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any particular time. In most cases, it’s not lasting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be unpleasant and disconcerting. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can happen for a number of reasons, and a few of them are better understood than others. Your ears can produce a large number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds such as thumping or grinding.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the noises become noisier. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your everyday life can be the eventual consequence.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are very good at dealing with some of the more noticeable symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in several ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
Tinnitus and hearing loss commonly manifest in conjunction. Sometimes, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss worsens. 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 can turn the ambient sound of the world up. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. This can help you focus on and enjoy the day-to-day.
Canceling Out The Noise
Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus is not the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s why many contemporary hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the ringing and buzzing. We can show you how to fine tune your hearing aid to produce particular white noises that help diminish your tinnitus. Making use of this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This feature isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to check with us to find out what will work best for you.
Most types of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you can still find ways to handle it. The buzzing, ringing, and other tinnitus-related noises will be gone and you will be able to enjoy a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated correctly. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.