How do Hearing Aids Help Tinnitus?

Tinnitus can often be managed with hearing aids.

At one time or another in your life you’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most research, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. In most cases, it’s not lasting. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be annoying and disconcerting. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, relatively simple: hearing aids.

Coping With Chronic Tinnitus

Persistent tinnitus can happen for a number of reasons, and some of them are understood better than others. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of objective or subjective sounds, from thumping to clanging to metallic buzz-saw sounds, whatever loud cacophony your ears can generate.

The louder and more intense the sounds are, the more invasive 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 root cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become quite skilled 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 together. They can have the same underlying cause or not. Either way, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus may become more pronounced. When you’re not hearing external sounds as well, the internal ones really stick out.

When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be turned up. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. Now you can get back to enjoying your life again.

Muting The Noises Out

Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. So to help manage your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a kind of noise cancellation technology. Some white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Basically, by generating specific types of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.

This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll need to check with us to find 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. A precisely calibrated hearing aid can let you live your life more fully and enjoy the world without being overcome by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related noises. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for individuals with tinnitus.

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