At one time or another in your life you’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus happens are fairly simple to figure out, others not as much. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of objective or subjective noises, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw sounds, whatever loud cacophony your ears can create.
The louder and more extreme the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus tends to get. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your day to day life can be the eventual result.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are really good at dealing with some of the most pronounced symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in a few ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally appear together with hearing loss issues. In some cases, they have the same underlying cause, but sometimes they don’t. In any case, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus may become more pronounced. When you can’t hear external sounds as well, the internal ones really stand out.
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be turned up. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, get lost in the details. 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. So to help handle your buzzing and ringing, many modern hearing aids use a kind of noise cancellation technology. Specific white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Essentially, by producing specific kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help reduce the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a specialized technology and a consultation with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
Most types of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to deal with 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. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.