You’ve probably 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. Usually, it’s not lasting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be unpleasant and disconcerting. Luckily, there is a common and straight forward treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus happens are pretty simple to understand, others not as much. Your ears can produce an uncountable number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds like thumping or grinding.
The noisier and more intense the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to become. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is typically no way to cure the underlying cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become pretty adept at treating tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are able to accomplish this in a few ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently occur hand in hand. Occasionally, they have the same underlying cause, but sometimes they don’t. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss worsens. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
Your hearing aid has the ability to turn the ambient volume of the outside world up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, get lost in the details. This can help you give attention to and enjoy your life.
Muting The Noises Out
Obviously, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many modern hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the ringing and buzzing. We can teach you how to tune your hearing aid to emit particular white noises that help lessen your tinnitus. Basically, by producing specific types of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This feature isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to find out what will be the best option 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 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 properly. For many people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are ideal.