You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at some point in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by many studies, experience tinnitus. Though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, fairly straightforward: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can develop for a number of reasons, and a few of them are better understood than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of objective or subjective sounds, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can generate.
The noisier and more extreme the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus can become. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your day to day life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While hearing aids don’t necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are very good at dealing with some of the most pronounced symptoms. There are several ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally occur together with hearing loss problems. They can have the same root cause or not. In any case, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus could become more prominent. When you’re not hearing external sounds as well, the internal ones really stand out.
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient volume of the outside world up. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, disappear into the background. This can help you give attention to and enjoy the day-to-day.
Canceling Out The Noise
Obviously, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming your tinnitus. So to help handle your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a type of noise cancellation technology. Some white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help decrease tinnitus symptoms. Making use of this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This is a specialized technology and an appointment with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to deal with it. A correctly calibrated hearing aid can permit you to fully live your life and enjoy the world without being overcome by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are ideal.