You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at some point in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. Usually, it’s not lasting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be uncomfortable and upsetting. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, fairly straightforward: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can happen for a number 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 thumping to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can generate.
The louder and more intense the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus can become. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your day to day life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is typically no way to cure the inherent cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite skilled at treating tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in several ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently occur together. Occasionally, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss worsens. When you can’t hear external sounds as well, the internal ones really stick out.
Your hearing aid will be able to 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 give attention to and enjoy the day-to-day.
Canceling Out The Noise
Obviously, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s why many contemporary hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the buzzing and ringing. Specific white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help decrease tinnitus symptoms. Using this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to check with us to figure out what will be the best option for you.
Most forms of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But you still can find a way to manage it. A correctly calibrated hearing aid can permit you to live your life more fully and experience the joys of the world without being overcome by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.