At one point or another in your life you’ve probably had some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, according to 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, fairly simple: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus develops are pretty easy to figure out, others not as much. Your ears can create a large number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds like thumping or grinding.
The louder and more extreme 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 consequence.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While there is normally no way to cure the underlying cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite skilled at treating tinnitus symptoms. There are several ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
Tinnitus and hearing loss often manifest hand in hand. They can have the same root cause or not. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss declines. When you’re not hearing external sounds so well, the internal ones really stand out.
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient sound of the world up. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, get lost in the details. This can help you focus on and enjoy the day-to-day.
Canceling Out The Noise
Of course, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. So to help handle your buzzing and ringing, many modern hearing aids use a kind of noise cancellation technology. Some white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help decrease tinnitus symptoms. Essentially, by producing specific kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help decrease the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a specialized technology and an appointment with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
Most kinds of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But you still can find a way to manage 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 correctly. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.