You’ve most likely heard some ringing in your ears at one point in your life or another. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by many studies, experience tinnitus. Usually, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and upsetting. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus develops are fairly simple to figure out, others not so much. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of objective or subjective noises, from pounding to clanging to metal buzz-saw noises, whatever loud symphony your ears can produce.
And tinnitus becomes 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 really good at dealing with some of the more noticeable symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in numerous ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Less Noticeable
The symptoms of tinnitus will typically appear along side of hearing loss problems. They can have the same underlying cause or not. Either way, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus could become more pronounced. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.
When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be louder. Once again your tinnitus will, to your relief, get lost in the details. This can help you give attention to and enjoy your life.
Canceling Out The Noise
Obviously, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many modern hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help deal with the ringing and buzzing. Certain white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Essentially, by generating specific kinds of sound, your hearing aid can help reduce the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.
This feature isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to talk with us to figure out what will be the best option for you.
There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But you can still find ways to deal with it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related noises will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated correctly. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.