That ringing you might hear in your ears, that’s called tinnitus (TINN-it-us). Some people are able to ignore their tinnitus, while others find it extremely bothersome. Unfortunately, there is no “cure” for tinnitus – unless there is a medically treatable cause for it. Generally, the best treatment option for tinnitus is hearing aids! Gardner Audiology, in New Port Richey, FL, works with all of the major hearing aid manufacturers, and can help provide recommendations for which hearing aids will best help you with your tinnitus.
In many cases, hearing aids alone can help relieve tinnitus – no special tinnitus programming necessary! Tinnitus is often associated with hearing loss. Hearing aids bring more sound stimulation into your brain, which can help to prevent your brain from focusing on the tinnitus!
In other cases, hearing aids on their own may not provide the relief that you need. For those patients, several of the hearing aid manufacturers – Phonak, Signia and Starkey, to name a few – offer the option to add in a masking sound in your hearing aids! When this is enabled, the hearing aids emit a low-level sound, similar to a white noise machine, to help distract from your tinnitus! This noise can generally be tuned to your comfort level, and the volume can even be controlled by the wearer!
If you have tinnitus, and are interested in trying hearing aids to find some relief, please contact Gardner Audiology, in New Port Richey, FL, at 1-800-277-1182, or visit gardneraudiology.com to schedule an appointment. Our providers are knowledgeable about tinnitus and hearing aids, and are eager to help with your individual needs!