You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at one time in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Even though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, fairly straightforward: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Prolonged tinnitus can happen for a variety of reasons, and a few of them are understood better than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of subjective and objective noises, from pounding to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever beautiful symphony your ears can generate.
The louder and more intense the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus can get. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and disruption of your everyday life can be the eventual consequence.
Hearing Aids And Tinnitus
While there is often no way to cure the inherent cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather adept at addressing tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in several ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
Tinnitus and hearing loss commonly occur in conjunction. Occasionally, they have the same underlying cause, but often they don’t. In any case, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus may become more prominent. There’s less competition, and that buzzing or ringing can really stand out (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
Your hearing aid can turn the ambient sound of the outside world up. 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 the reason why many modern hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help deal with the buzzing and ringing. Certain white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Using this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This is a specialized technology and a consultation with us will help you determine 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 precisely calibrated hearing aid can let you fully live your life and experience the joys of the world without being overwhelmed by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are ideal.