At one point or another in your life you’ve most likely had some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at one point or another. Normally, it’s fleeting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be uncomfortable and upsetting. Fortunately, there is a common and straight forward treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Coping With Chronic Tinnitus
Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus develops are fairly easy to understand, others not so much. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of objective or subjective sounds, from thumping to clanging to metallic buzz-saw sounds, whatever beautiful cacophony your ears can create.
The louder and more extreme the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus can become. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While there is often no way to cure the underlying cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather skilled at treating tinnitus symptoms. There are a variety of ways that hearing aids achieve this.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
Tinnitus and hearing loss often occur in conjunction. They can have the same underlying cause or not. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss worsens. There’s not as much 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 volume of the world up. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, get lost in the details. This can help you give attention to and enjoy the day-to-day.
Muting The Noises Out
Of course, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s why many modern hearing aids will utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the buzzing and ringing. We can show you how to fine tune your hearing aid to emit certain white noises that help reduce your tinnitus. 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 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 handle 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. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.