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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. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at any given time. In most cases, it doesn’t last. But chronic tinnitus, a ringing that won’t go away, can be uncomfortable and disconcerting. The most prevalent treatment for tinnitus is, fortunately, relatively simple: hearing aids.

Coping With Chronic Tinnitus

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

The louder and more intense the sounds are, the more invasive tinnitus tends to become. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.

Hearing Aids And Tinnitus

While hearing aids don’t actually “cure” tinnitus they are very good at dealing with some of the most noticeable symptoms. There are numerous ways that hearing aids accomplish this.

Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level

Tinnitus and hearing loss often occur hand in hand. In some cases, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. Whatever the case, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus could become more pronounced. When you can’t hear external sounds so well, the internal ones really stick out.

When you’re wearing hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be turned up. Your tinnitus will once again, to your relief, get lost in the details. This can help you give attention to and enjoy the day-to-day.

Canceling Out The Noise

Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus is not the same thing as masking your tinnitus. So to help manage your ringing and buzzing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. Some white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help reduce tinnitus symptoms. Utilizing this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.

This is a specialized technology and a consultation with us will help you figure out if this is right for you.

There’s no cure for most kinds of chronic tinnitus. 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 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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