At one time or another in your life you’ve probably had some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any particular time. Normally, it’s fleeting. 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.
Dealing With Chronic Tinnitus
Persistent tinnitus can happen for a variety of reasons, and some of them are better understood than others. Tinnitus can also sound like a wide variety of objective or subjective sounds, from thumping to clanging to metallic buzz-saw sounds, whatever loud cacophony your ears can produce.
And tinnitus becomes more obnoxious as the sounds 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 there is normally no way to cure the underlying cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather adept at treating tinnitus symptoms. Hearing aids are capable of accomplishing this in numerous ways.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will typically appear along side of hearing loss problems. They can have the same underlying cause or not. In any case, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus could become more pronounced. 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 volume of the outside world up. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. Now you can go back to enjoying your life again.
Canceling Out The Noise
Of course, there’s a difference between overwhelming your tinnitus and masking your tinnitus. That’s why many contemporary hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help deal with the buzzing and ringing. We can teach you how to tune your hearing aid to emit particular white noises that help reduce your tinnitus. Using this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This is a specialized technology and an appointment with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.
Most kinds of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But you still can find a way to manage 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 noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.