You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at some time in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. In most cases, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be uncomfortable and disconcerting. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, relatively straightforward: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus happens are fairly simple to understand, others not so much. 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 produce.
The noisier and more intense the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus can become. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are very good at dealing with some of the most pronounced symptoms. There are a variety of ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently appear together with hearing loss issues. Sometimes, 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. There’s less competition, and that ringing or buzzing can really stand out (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
Your hearing aid has the ability to turn the ambient sound of the outside world up. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, disappear into the background. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Obviously, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming your tinnitus. That’s why many contemporary hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the buzzing and ringing. Some white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Utilizing this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This is a customized technology and a consultation with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to handle it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can permit you to live your life more fully and enjoy the world without being overcome by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.