You’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears at one time in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by many studies, experience tinnitus. Usually, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and disconcerting. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Coping With Chronic Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can happen for a variety of reasons, and a few of them are better understood than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of subjective and objective noises, from pounding to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever loud symphony your ears can create.
The louder and more intense the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus tends to become. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your everyday life can be the eventual result.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is typically no way to cure the root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite proficient at treating tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are able to accomplish this in a few ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally occur together with hearing loss issues. Sometimes, they have the same root cause, but sometimes they don’t. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss declines. 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 volume of the outside world 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
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 deal with the ringing and buzzing. Certain white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Using this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to check with us to figure out what will work best for you.
There’s no cure for most forms of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to handle it. The buzzing, ringing, and other tinnitus-related sounds will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated properly. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.