Tinnitus is a condition that causes ringing, whooshing, thumping, or another unexplained sound in your ears. We’re not talking about that mild annoyance known as phantom hearing when a room goes quiet. Since you’re reading this, chances are you have tinnitus — and it’s really bothering you.
Ringing of the ears is an uncomfortable condition that can significantly impact your health, relationships, job, and happiness. It blocks your ability to hear and understand sound. It can increase your anxiety, which also makes tinnitus worse. And it’s very tough to fall asleep.
If hearing aids can help you hear better, then it’s not too much of a stretch to wonder if there is also a hearing aid for tinnitus.
Can Hearing Aids Help Tinnitus?
Yes, for those with hearing loss-related tinnitus, hearing aids can be a very effective way to relieve tinnitus symptoms and help you reclaim what you may have lost while living with unmanaged tinnitus. You’ll be able to enjoy music again. Catch the punch line to your friend’s joke. Sleep like a baby. Feel less stressed out by persistent sounds. In short, hearing aids for tinnitus can add to your quality of life.
A note on tinnitus treatment: There are other potential causes of tinnitus besides hearing loss. To get tinnitus relief, you should explore the other causes to see if they apply to you. Here are a few other known causes of tinnitus.
- Opioid, OTC painkiller overuse/misuse
- Ototoxic (toxic to hearing/ears) drugs like some chemo, diuretics, antibiotics, anticonvulsants, and antimalaria drugs.
- High blood pressure
- Wax build-up (which should be addressed professionally if it’s causing tinnitus)
If you have any of these other causes and treatment doesn’t relieve the tinnitus, then a hearing aid for tinnitus may be part of comprehensive treatment.
How Do Hearing Aids for Tinnitus Work?
Professionally personalized hearing aids can help tinnitus in several ways:
- Generating a specially-tuned sound that cancels out the tinnitus sounds either partially or totally
- Providing sound therapy, which trains your brain to ignore tinnitus in favor of sounds you want to hear
- Amplifying certain sounds that come directly toward you so that they rival the tinnitus
- Producing a gentle white noise that reduces the contrast between the tinnitus sound and the room, so you notice it less often or less intensely
Since stressing about your tinnitus can make it worse, even solutions that help you tune it out sometimes can reduce the condition’s overall impact.
How to Improve Tinnitus Quickly ( A Tinnitus Treatment That Works!)
There is no cure for tinnitus but that doesn’t mean there aren’t practical solutions to help alleviate the perception of tinnitus.
So what can help tinnitus?
If you have severe tinnitus, then there is likely damage to the inner ear where tiny hair-like cells pick up sound. While there is no cure, you can manage tinnitus symptoms to live a better quality of life. And the great news is that relief can come almost instantly when you get fitted with hearing aids for tinnitus. I can provide a customized solution that helps you hear at your best.
If you’re suffering from this frustrating condition, I encourage you to contact my office and schedule an appointment to discuss tinnitus treatment. I can help you learn how to reduce tinnitus or eliminate it with hearing aids.