You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at one time in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Even though most people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, fairly simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can happen for a variety of reasons, and a few of them are better understood than others. Your ears can produce an uncountable number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds such as thumping or grinding.
The noisier and more extreme the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to become. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your day to day life can be the eventual result.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is often no way to cure the root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become pretty adept at addressing tinnitus symptoms. There are several ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally occur together with hearing loss problems. In some cases, they have the same root cause, but sometimes they don’t. Whatever the case, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus may become more pronounced. When you’re not hearing external sounds so well, the internal ones really stand out.
When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be louder. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. This can help you give attention to and enjoy the day-to-day.
Muting The Noises Out
Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s why many modern hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help deal with the ringing and buzzing. Specific white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help decrease tinnitus symptoms. Utilizing this type 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 find out what will work best for you.
There’s no cure for most forms of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to manage it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related sounds 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.