At one point or another in your life you’ve most likely had some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, according to numerous studies, experience tinnitus. In most cases, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be uncomfortable and disconcerting. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, fairly simple: hearing aids.
Coping With Chronic Tinnitus
Chronic tinnitus can happen for a number of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Your ears can generate a large number of noises when you have tinnitus not just ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
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 underlying cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite adept at treating tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in numerous ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
Tinnitus and hearing loss often occur together. They can have the same underlying cause or not. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss declines. 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 can turn the ambient volume of the outside world up. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, disappear into the background. This can help you give attention to and enjoy your life.
Muting The Noises Out
Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus is not the same thing as masking your tinnitus. So to help handle your buzzing and ringing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. We can teach you how to fine tune your hearing aid to produce certain white noises that help reduce your tinnitus. Using this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.
This is a customized technology and a consultation with us will help you determine if this is right for you.
There’s no cure for most forms of chronic tinnitus. But you still can find a way to deal with it. A correctly calibrated hearing aid can let you live your life more fully and experience the joys of the world without being overcome by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.