At one time or another in your life you’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Normally, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be uncomfortable and disconcerting. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus develops are fairly easy to understand, others not so much. Your ears can produce a large number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds like thumping or grinding.
The louder and more intense the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus can become. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are quite good at dealing with some of the most pronounced symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will frequently occur along side of hearing loss issues. In some cases, they have the same root cause, but sometimes they don’t. Either way, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus could become more pronounced. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stand out.
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient volume of the world up. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. This can help you give attention to and enjoy your life.
Canceling Out The Noise
Obviously, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. So to help manage your buzzing and ringing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. We can show you how to fine tune your hearing aid to produce certain white noises that help diminish your tinnitus. Using this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This feature isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to check with us to figure out what will work best for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you still can find a way to deal with it. A precisely calibrated hearing aid can allow you to fully live your life and enjoy the world without being overcome by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.