No hearing aids don’t cause tinnitus
– they can help reduce the effects of tinnitus.
Tinnitus can come in many forms from mild to severe, some forms of tinnitus are caused by recent exposure to loud noise while others are longer lasting or consist of recurring episodes.
Many people make the assumption that nothing can be done to relieve the effects of tinnitus.
But, in our experience, there are many proven ways to help decrease the effects of tinnitus.
Hearing aids to help tinnitus:
Sometimes tinnitus is actually a symptom of hearing loss and, with the right hearing assessment, we can prescribe the right hearing aid to help you. Hearing aids are proven to be one of the most effective ways to help tinnitus. This is because they provide maximum amplification for very quiet environments, reducing contrast between tinnitus and silence. They also limit the overall loudness of sound that is delivered to the ear in noisier environments.
Other ways to help tinnitus:
Ear protection – You can prevent tinnitus starting by wearing ear protection. This is particularly helpful if you work in noisy environments or are planning to go to a music festival or similar.
Sound therapy – Sound can be a very important element in the treatment if tinnitus. Amplified sound from hearing aids, music or other noise generators will help to minimise the contrast between any buzzing or ringing in the ears and the sounds around your environment.
Tinnitus Counselling – Steven Hale has over 20 years experiencing of counselling and treating patients with Tinnitus. He can help to determine the cause of your tinnitus and minimize the negative effects it is having on your day to day life. Many of Steven’s patients have expressed relief that somebody actually listens to your problems with tinnitus ad takes the matter seriously. This can be a massive help in itself.