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Why You Should Consider Hearing Aids As A Method of Tinnitus Treatment

For those people who struggle with tinnitus, there are businesses which claim to have a cure. Yet, at this time, there is no actual cure for tinnitus. However, if you are considering what options you have for treating your tinnitus, you should be looking into hearing aids fit by audiologists, as this is the most effective tinnitus treatment options for a variety of reasons.

Hearing Aids Can Soothe Tinnitus Symptoms

There are many hearing aids which now come with tinnitus support. This support allows your hearing aids to be programmed to emit background noise to counteract the repetitive tinnitus.

Depending on the hearing aid, either one of our audiologists can program them or show you how to switch sound programs on your smartphone, so you can cycle between your favorite soothing background sounds.

Hearing Loss And Tinnitus Can Be Addressed With Hearing Aids

For those who have both hearing loss and tinnitus, hearing aids can be doubly useful. If our audiologists are aware that you need tinnitus support in your hearing aids, they will only recommend hearing aids for your level of hearing loss which also has tinnitus support built-in.

Also, research has shown that even if you don’t have hearing loss, tinnitus is a symptom of a lack of auditory stimulation in the brain. With hearing aids, your brain can receive more input from the auditory nerve, which can help calm tinnitus symptoms.

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy And Hearing Aids Work Together

One of the other effective tinnitus treatments is tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT), where one of our audiologists works with you to help habituate your brain to the sound of tinnitus. Once your brain is used to the sounds of your tinnitus, it can more easily ignore the sound and file it away without you actively noticing it.

With this type of tinnitus therapy, hearing aids can help by having a program which also works to have your brain become accustomed to your tinnitus. You also can alternate between your tinnitus habituation program and more soothing background sounds with the right hearing aids. Be sure to bring this up with our audiologists during your tinnitus consultation.

If you are looking for hearing healthcare professionals to help fit you with hearing aids for your tinnitus, contact us for a consultation with one of our doctors of audiology. We are ready to help you manage your tinnitus so you can begin enjoying all the other sounds around you.

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