You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at one point in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at one point or another. Although the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that doesn’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 simple to understand, others not as much. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of objective or subjective sounds, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw sounds, whatever loud cacophony your ears can produce.
The noisier and more extreme the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to become. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your everyday life can be the eventual consequence.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While there is often no way to cure the underlying cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become pretty adept at addressing tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in numerous ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
Tinnitus and hearing loss commonly occur hand in hand. Sometimes, they have the same root cause, but sometimes they don’t. Whatever the case, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus could become more prominent. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stand out.
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient volume of the world up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus is not the same thing as masking your tinnitus. So to help handle your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a kind of noise cancellation technology. We can teach you how to tune your hearing aid to produce particular white noises that help reduce your tinnitus. Using this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to talk with us to figure out what will be the best option for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to manage it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related noises will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated properly. For many people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.