At one point or another in your life you’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, according to numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Although the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, relatively simple: hearing aids.
Coping With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus happens are fairly simple to figure out, others not so much. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of objective or subjective noises, from thumping to clanging to metallic buzz-saw noises, whatever loud symphony your ears can produce.
And tinnitus gets more obnoxious as the sounds become louder. 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 typically no way to cure the inherent cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite adept at treating tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in a few ways.
Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice
Tinnitus and hearing loss commonly manifest in conjunction. Sometimes, they have the same underlying cause, but sometimes they don’t. Either way, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus may become more prominent. 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 can turn the ambient sound 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 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 utilize a specialized twist on noise-canceling tech to help manage the ringing and buzzing. Some white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Utilizing this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This feature isn’t available on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to talk with us to figure out what will work best for you.
Most kinds of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. 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 precisely. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.