Tinnitus can increase stress levels, create concentration issues, negatively influence the ability to relax, and so many more issues.
These problems can be intrusive, not only in social environments, but can affect sufferers professionally as well. People with tinnitus often perceive themselves as poor conversationalists and that can result in depression, loneliness, annoyance, anger, and social isolation.
Tinnitus sufferers often avoid conversation as they don’t want to face awkwardness of frequently misunderstanding conversations or responding inappropriately.
Due to these and many other factors, sufferers don’t do the things they enjoy, often feel vulnerable and insecure and can face a deceased level of self esteem.
As a result, they are known to try just about anything to alleviate the symptoms of their suffering, including hearing aids.
Can hearing aids cure tinnitus?
At present, there is no such specific medication available that can assist to “cure” tinnitus but hearing aids can be used to help eliminate the noises. Most people are unaware of the possibilities of enhancing the symptoms of tinnitus via amplification a the idea seems a bit counterintuitive.
In fact, research has shown that tinnitus can get better gradually with the assistance of hearing aid.
What is a hearing aid?
It’s a small electronic device that acts as signal processor. You can wear it in or behind your ear. It improves the signal input by amplifying sounds and can help with hearing and speech comprehension.
How does a hearing aid work?
Three basic parts of hearing aid: Microphone, Amplifier and Speaker
The microphone converts the input sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to the amplifier, whose purpose is to increase the power of signals and send them to ear through the speaker. Hair cells in the inner ear then convert those electrical signals to neural signals and send them to the brain via the auditory nerve.
- How can hearing aids help a person who is suffering from tinnitus?
- Amplify background sounds that make tinnitus less audible
- Assist to habituate to tinnitus sounds
- Help to compensate for your hearing loss
- Increase communication with others i.e. reduce stress levels
If you, or someone you love, is suffering from tinnitus, you might be able to find real and lasting relief of your symptoms with the assistance of hearing aids.