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Tinnitus can often be managed with hearing aids.

At one time or another in your life you’ve probably had some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Though the majority of people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people experience chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.

Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus

Some of the many reasons why tinnitus happens are pretty simple to figure out, others not so much. Tinnitus can also manifest as a wide variety of objective or subjective sounds, from thumping to clanging to metallic buzz-saw sounds, whatever loud symphony your ears can generate.

And tinnitus gets more obnoxious as the sounds become noisier. Difficulty communicating, mental health declines, and interruption of your everyday life can be the eventual consequence.

Tinnitus And Hearing Aids

While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are really good at dealing with some of the most noticeable symptoms. Hearing aids are able to accomplish this in several ways.

Making The Ringing in Your Ears Harder to Notice

The symptoms of tinnitus will typically appear together with hearing loss problems. In some cases, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. But it’s very 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 stand out.

When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the external world will be louder. You will get relief when your tinnitus is pushed back where it’s manageable. This can help you give attention to and enjoy your life.

Muting The Noises Out

Obviously, 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 technology to help deal with the ringing and buzzing. Certain white noise frequencies can be programmed into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Using this type of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.

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

There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to manage it. The buzzing, ringing, and other tinnitus-related noises will be gone and you will be able to experience a full life with hearing aids that are calibrated correctly. Hearing aids are the ideal choice for people with tinnitus.

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