At one point or another in your life you’ve probably had some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. Usually, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be uncomfortable and upsetting. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Persistent tinnitus can happen for a number of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of subjective and objective noises, from thumping to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful symphony your ears can generate.
The noisier and more intense the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus tends to become. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your everyday life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is often no way to cure the inherent cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather adept at treating tinnitus symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently occur hand in hand. They can have the same underlying cause or not. Whatever the case, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus could become more pronounced. There’s not as much 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 using hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be turned up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, disappear into the background. Now you can get back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Clearly, 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 type of noise cancellation technology. Some white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help decrease tinnitus symptoms. Using this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This feature isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to learn what will be the best option for you.
There’s no cure for most forms of chronic tinnitus. But you still can find a way to manage it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related sounds will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated precisely. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.