At one time or another in your life you’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. In most cases, it’s not lasting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and upsetting. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can happen for a number of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of subjective and objective sounds, from pounding to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can generate.
And tinnitus gets more obnoxious as the sounds become noisier. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your everyday life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are really good at dealing with some of the more noticeable symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in numerous ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally appear together with hearing loss problems. They can have the same root cause or not. In any case, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus could become more pronounced. When you can’t hear external sounds as well, the internal ones really stick out.
Your hearing aid will be able to turn the ambient sound of the outside world up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, disappear into the background. This can help you give attention to and enjoy your life.
Canceling Out The Noise
Obviously, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many modern hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help deal with the ringing and buzzing. Certain white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Basically, by generating particular types of sound, your hearing aid can help decrease the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to check with us to learn what will be the best option for you.
Most forms of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you still can find a way to deal with it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can let you fully live your life and experience the joys of the world without being overcome by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.