You’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears at some time in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by many studies, experience tinnitus. In most cases, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and upsetting. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Persistent tinnitus can develop for a variety of reasons, and a few of them are understood better than others. Your ears can produce a large number of sounds when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds such as thumping or grinding.
And tinnitus gets more obnoxious as the noises become louder. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your everyday life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are quite good at dealing with some of the most noticeable symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
Tinnitus and hearing loss often occur in conjunction. Occasionally, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss declines. When you’re not hearing external sounds as well, the internal ones really stand out.
When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be louder. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, get lost in the details. Now you can get back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. So to help manage your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. We can teach you how to fine tune your hearing aid to emit certain white noises that help lessen your tinnitus. Using this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This is a specialized technology and an appointment with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
Most types of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to manage it. The buzzing, ringing, and other tinnitus-related sounds will be gone and you will be able to enjoy a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated precisely. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.