You’ve probably 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. Even though most people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus develops are fairly easy to understand, others not as much. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of subjective and objective noises, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw sounds, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can produce.
And tinnitus gets more obnoxious as the sounds become louder. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your day to day life can be the eventual result.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is typically no way to cure the underlying cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become pretty adept at treating tinnitus symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
Tinnitus and hearing loss often occur hand in hand. In some cases, they have the same underlying cause, but sometimes they don’t. Either way, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus could become more prominent. There’s less competition, and that ringing or buzzing can really stand out (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be turned up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
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 tech to help deal with the buzzing and ringing. We can show you how to fine tune your hearing aid to emit certain white noises that help diminish your tinnitus. Making use of this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This is a specialized technology and a consultation with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
Most forms of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to deal with it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related noises will be gone and you will be able to enjoy a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated correctly. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are ideal.