At one time or another in your life you’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at one point or another. Though most people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, fairly straightforward: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus develops are fairly easy to figure out, others not as much. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of objective or subjective noises, from pounding to clanging to metallic buzz-saw sounds, whatever loud cacophony your ears can generate.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the sounds become noisier. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are really good at dealing with some of the more pronounced symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in a few ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
Tinnitus and hearing loss commonly manifest together. Sometimes, 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’re not hearing external sounds as well, the internal ones really stand out.
When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be turned 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.
Muting The Noises Out
Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus is not the same thing as masking your tinnitus. So to help manage your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a kind of noise cancellation technology. We can teach you how to fine tune your hearing aid to produce particular white noises that help lessen your tinnitus. Utilizing this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This is a customized technology and an appointment with us will help you determine if this is right for you.
Most forms of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But you still can find a way to deal with it. The buzzing, ringing, 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. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.