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“Tinnitus

You’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears at one time in your life or another. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any given time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. The most common treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, fairly straightforward: hearing aids.

Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus

Some of the many reasons why tinnitus happens are pretty simple to figure out, others not as much. Your ears can produce an uncountable number of sounds 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 hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are very good at dealing with some of the most noticeable symptoms. There are several ways that hearing aids achieve this.

Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level

Tinnitus and hearing loss frequently manifest in conjunction. In some cases, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. But it’s quite likely that your tinnitus will get worse as your hearing loss declines. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.

Your hearing aid will be able to turn the ambient sound of the world up. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. This can help you focus on and enjoy your life.

Muting The Noises Out

Of course, 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 deal with the buzzing and ringing. Specific white noise frequencies can be programmed 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 available on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to learn what will be the best option for you.

Most kinds of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to deal with it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can enable you to fully live your life and enjoy the world without being overwhelmed by buzzing, ringing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are ideal.

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