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“Tinnitus

At one time or another in your life you’ve probably had some ringing in your ears. And that ringing has a name: tinnitus. At any particular time 15-20% percent of people, according to many studies, experience tinnitus. Even though most people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that doesn’t go away. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.

Coping With Chronic Tinnitus

Persistent tinnitus can develop for a number of reasons, and some of them are better understood than others. Your ears can produce a large number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds like thumping or grinding.

And tinnitus gets more obnoxious as the sounds become noisier. 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 necessarily “cure” tinnitus they are very 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 Less Noticeable

The symptoms of tinnitus will normally appear along side of hearing loss issues. Sometimes, they have the same root cause, but often they don’t. In any case, as your hearing worsens, your tinnitus could become more pronounced. There’s less competition, and that buzzing or ringing can really be noticeable (it’s like winning American Idol in a year with sub-par contestants).

Your hearing aid can turn the ambient sound of the outside world 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.

Canceling Out The Noise

Clearly, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. That’s the reason why many modern hearing aids will use a specialized twist on noise-canceling technology to help manage the buzzing and ringing. Certain white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help decrease tinnitus symptoms. Basically, by producing specific types of sound, your hearing aid can help minimize the volume of your tinnitus symptoms.

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

Most forms of chronic tinnitus don’t have a known cure. But you can still find ways to deal with it. A properly 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 people with tinnitus.

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