You’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears at some point in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at one point or another. Although the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus happens are pretty easy to understand, others not so much. Your ears can produce a large number of sounds when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the sounds become louder. 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 normally no way to cure the root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite proficient at treating tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in numerous ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
Tinnitus and hearing loss often manifest in conjunction. Occasionally, they have the same underlying cause, but often they don’t. In any case, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus may become more prominent. When you’re not hearing external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be turned up. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, get lost in the details. This can help you give attention to and enjoy your life.
Muting The Noises Out
Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s why many modern hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the buzzing and ringing. Specific white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Utilizing this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This is a customized technology and a consultation with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to manage it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related noises 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.