At one time or another in your life you’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at one point or another. Even though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus happens are pretty easy to understand, others not as much. Your ears can generate an uncountable number of sounds when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the sounds become noisier. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your everyday life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is typically no way to cure the root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather adept at addressing tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are able to accomplish this in numerous ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will typically occur along side of hearing loss issues. They can have the same underlying cause or not. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss declines. When you’re not hearing external sounds as well, the internal ones really stand out.
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be louder. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, disappear into the background. 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. So to help manage your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. Specific white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Making use of this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This is a customized technology and a consultation with us will help you determine if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to manage it. A correctly calibrated hearing aid can allow 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. For many people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.