At one point or another in your life you’ve probably had some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, according to numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. Luckily, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can develop for a number of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Your ears can create a large number of noises when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
The noisier and more extreme the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus can get. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While there is often no way to cure the root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become pretty skilled at treating tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are able to accomplish this in several ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently manifest together. They can have the same underlying cause or not. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss declines. There’s not as much competition, and that buzzing or ringing can really be noticeable (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient sound of the world up. Once again your tinnitus will, 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 ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. Some white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help decrease tinnitus symptoms. Utilizing this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to talk with us to learn what will work best for you.
Most types 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 enjoy a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated properly. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.