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“Tinnitus

At one time or another in your life you’ve most likely had some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, as reported by numerous studies, experience tinnitus. Though most people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, thankfully, relatively straightforward: hearing aids.

Coping With Persistent Tinnitus

Some of the countless reasons why tinnitus happens are fairly simple to figure out, others not as much. Your ears can create a large number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.

The louder and more intense the sounds are, the more intrusive tinnitus tends to become. 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 necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are very good at dealing with some of the more pronounced symptoms. There are a variety of ways that hearing aids accomplish this.

Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level

The symptoms of tinnitus will normally occur together with hearing loss issues. They can have the same root cause or not. But it’s very likely that your tinnitus will worsen as your hearing loss worsens. When you’re not hearing external sounds so well, the internal ones really stand out.

When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be louder. 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

Of course, there’s a difference between masking your tinnitus and overwhelming your tinnitus. So to help manage your buzzing and ringing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. Certain white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Utilizing this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus noises.

This capability isn’t provided on all hearing aids, so you’ll have to check with us to find out what will work best for you.

Most forms of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you can still find ways to deal with it. The ringing, buzzing, and other tinnitus-related sounds will be gone and you will be able to enjoy a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated correctly. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.

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