You’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears at some time in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by many studies, experience tinnitus. In most cases, it’s fleeting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and upsetting. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, relatively straightforward: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can develop for a variety of reasons, and a few of them are better understood than others. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of objective or subjective noises, from pounding to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can generate.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the sounds become noisier. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your everyday life can be the eventual consequence.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While there is typically no way to cure the underlying cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite proficient at treating tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are able to accomplish this in several ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently appear along side of hearing loss problems. In some cases, they have the same underlying cause, but often they don’t. But it’s very 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 stick out.
Your hearing aid has the ability to turn the ambient sound of the outside world up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. Now you can get back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus is not the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s why many contemporary hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the buzzing and ringing. Certain white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Essentially, by generating specific types of sound, your hearing aid can help reduce the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to talk with us to learn what will work best for you.
Most forms of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you can still find ways to handle it. A precisely calibrated hearing aid can let you live your life more fully and experience the joys of the world without being overwhelmed by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.