You’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears at some point in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. According to most research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. Though the majority of 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
Prolonged tinnitus can happen for a variety of reasons, and some of them are better understood than others. Your ears can create an uncountable number of noises when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds like thumping or grinding.
The louder and more extreme the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus can get. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your everyday life can be the eventual result.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While there is normally no way to cure the underlying cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather adept at treating tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in a few ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally appear together with hearing loss problems. Sometimes, they have the same root cause, but sometimes they don’t. Either way, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus could become more prominent. When you’re not hearing external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
Your hearing aid will be able to turn the ambient sound of the outside world up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, disappear into the background. This can help you focus on and enjoy the day-to-day.
Muting The Noises Out
Obviously, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many contemporary hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the ringing and buzzing. Certain white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Basically, by generating particular types of sound, your hearing aid can help reduce 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 can’t be cured. But you still can find a way to deal with it. A precisely calibrated hearing aid can enable you to live your life more fully and experience the joys of the world without being overwhelmed by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.