You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at some time in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Usually, it’s not lasting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be unpleasant and disconcerting. Luckily, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Coping With Chronic Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can happen for a number of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of objective or subjective sounds, from thumping to clanging to metal buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can create.
The noisier and more extreme the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus tends to become. 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 typically no way to cure the root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather adept at addressing tinnitus symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
Tinnitus and hearing loss commonly occur hand in hand. They can have the same root cause or not. In any case, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus could become more prominent. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be louder. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, disappear into the background. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Muting The Noises Out
Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s why many contemporary hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the ringing and buzzing. We can show you how to tune your hearing aid to emit particular white noises that help diminish your tinnitus. Using this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to talk with us to figure out what will work best for you.
There’s no cure for most forms of chronic tinnitus. But you still can find a way to deal with 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 precisely. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.