At one time or another in your life you’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by many studies, experience tinnitus. Although 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 straight forward treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can develop for a number of reasons, and some of them are better understood than others. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of objective or subjective noises, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw sounds, whatever loud symphony your ears can produce.
And tinnitus gets more obnoxious as the noises become noisier. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are quite good at dealing with some of the more pronounced symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in numerous ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
The symptoms of tinnitus will typically occur together with hearing loss problems. They can have the same root cause or not. Either way, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus could become more pronounced. There’s less competition, and that buzzing or ringing can really be noticeable (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).
Your hearing aid has the ability to turn the ambient sound of the outside world up. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, disappear into the background. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Of course, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming your tinnitus. So to help handle your buzzing and ringing, many modern hearing aids use a kind of noise cancellation technology. Specific white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Basically, by generating specific kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help decrease the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This is a specialized technology and a consultation with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
Most types of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you can still find ways to deal with it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related sounds will be gone and you will be able to enjoy a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated correctly. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.