At one point or another in your life you’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Even though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus happens are fairly easy to understand, others not as much. Your ears can produce an uncountable number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
The noisier and more intense the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus can get. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is typically no way to cure the underlying cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite adept at treating tinnitus symptoms. There are a variety of ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently manifest together. They can have the same underlying cause or not. Whatever the case, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus may become more prominent. There’s less competition, and that ringing or buzzing can really be noticeable (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be turned up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, disappear into the background. This can help you give attention to and enjoy your life.
Muting The Noises Out
Obviously, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s why many modern hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the buzzing and ringing. Some white noise frequencies can be tuned 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 provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to find out what will be the best option for you.
Most kinds of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But you can still find ways to deal with it. The buzzing, ringing, and other tinnitus-related noises 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 individuals with tinnitus.