At one point or another in your life you’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Normally, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be unpleasant and upsetting. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Persistent tinnitus can develop for a number of reasons, and a few of them are understood better than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of objective or subjective sounds, from thumping to clanging to metal buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can produce.
And tinnitus gets more obnoxious as the noises become louder. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your day to day life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is normally no way to cure the underlying cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather proficient at addressing tinnitus symptoms. There are a variety of ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally appear along side of hearing loss problems. Occasionally, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss worsens. There’s less competition, and that buzzing or ringing can really be noticeable (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be turned up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. This can help you focus on and enjoy the day-to-day.
Muting The Noises Out
Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many contemporary hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the ringing and buzzing. We can teach you how to fine tune your hearing aid to emit certain white noises that help diminish your tinnitus. Essentially, by producing specific kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a specialized technology and a consultation with us will help you determine if this is right for you.
Most kinds of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you can still find ways to deal with it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can permit you to fully live your life and experience the joys of the world without being overwhelmed by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.