Tinnitus is a condition characterized by buzzing and ringing sounds in the ears. Some people experience temporary tinnitus after attending a loud concert, or due to other reasons, such as earwax buildup, damage to the inner ear, or ear infection. Fortunately, temporary tinnitus will go away within a few hours after the concert, or once the underlying condition is treated.
However, people with prolonged exposure to loud noise often experience permanent tinnitus that impacts their quality of life, leading to communication problems, anxiety, poor sleep, and depression.
If you have tinnitus, using hearing aids or other sound amplification devices can provide significant relief. Modern hearing aids often include tinnitus features that help mask unwanted sounds while amplifying desired ones.
The following are a few ways in which hearing aids can help you cope with tinnitus:
Though hearing aids can help reduce tinnitus, they might not work for everyone. Therefore, it is recommended that you visit your audiologist to discuss whether you can benefit from using hearing aids, or need other tinnitus treatment options in conjunction with hearing aids.
Besides hearing aids, the following are a few other tinnitus treatment options that can help you cope with tinnitus:
Tinnitus that occurs suddenly and disappears after a few seconds is completely normal and does not require any medical treatment. However, if the ringing persists, make sure to visit an experienced audiologist. If you are looking for an effective treatment or therapy to manage your tinnitus, schedule an appointment with our expert audiologist, Dr. Chris Hoffmann, today.