Tinnitus Hearing Aids
For many individuals with tinnitus they may also have some associated degree of hearing loss, so the sound generated by their nervous system in the form of tinnitus can seem quite loud to them. In recent years, hearing aid technology has undergone a complete shift in their design this has translated into many more discreet options being available and therefore less obvious that you are wearing one.
The one thing we do recommend is not to put off treatment. Having tinnitus does not mean you will automatically have hearing loss but it’s advisable to have your hearing checked. We are here to help you decide on your best course of action.
Can hearing aids help tinnitus?
Hearing aids can provide relief for tinnitus and of course, hearing loss. Hearing aids can increase the awareness of environmental sounds and as a result, may help reduce the awareness of tinnitus noises. If you have both hearing loss and tinnitus, you may benefit from combination devices that work by omitting white noise and/or melodic tunes.
Most people will notice the benefits hearing aids have on their tinnitus and consequently notice an improved quality of life.
What causes tinnitus?
There isn’t just one main cause of tinnitus, there can be many contributing factors that trigger an onset of tinnitus, and some individuals may have many of these factors before they start to experience any symptoms of tinnitus. Some of the main factors include: ear wax, hearing loss, infection or it could be a reaction to loud noises. Stress and anxiety can also cause tinnitus or make it worse if you already have it.
What to do if you think you have tinnitus
Your first step should be to consult an audiologist, who can assess if there is an underlying cause of your tinnitus that can be addressed, and then what course of action you should follow. There are treatment options and hearing aids to help.
We are London’s largest independent hearing clinic, offering different solutions to suit each individual’s specific needs. Call us or complete the form for an appointment with one of our hearing therapists.
Matthew Allsop, Partner at Harley Street Hearing, gives very useful advice on the best hearing aids for tinnitus below.
“Great service from a great team. Very good at explaining the science behind what has happened with your hearing and the best options available. Extremely responsive at arranging follow up consultations – have never had any difficulty arranging appointments at short notice. There are audiologists much closer to my workplace and home but it is definitely worth the journey to see them. Very happy to recommend them.” Gareth H