Hearing Aids for Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a ringing in the ears that can be caused by many different things. It’s not just an annoyance, it can lead to serious health problems like depression and anxiety.

Tinnitus is a common symptom of underlying medical conditions, and for many people it can clear up if the condition that caused it in the first place is dealt with. The American Tinnitus Association notes, “While tinnitus is most often triggered by hearing loss, there are roughly 200 different health disorders that can generate tinnitus as a symptom.”

Hearing aids for tinnitus allow people with hearing loss to hear sounds they might be missing, which can effectively cover and remove the focus from the tinnitus ringing.

If you’re looking for relief from your symptoms of tinnitus, we have a solution that will help you get back on track with your life. Contact us today to find out more about our hearing aids or schedule an appointment at one of our clinics in Brighton and Gates, NY.

Your ears are one of the most sensitive parts of your body, so it’s important that you take care of them by keeping them clean. If you’re looking for ways to keep your ears healthy, we’ve got some tips on how to do just that.

If you think or feel that your ears may have too much earwax or dirt that makes you experience a sensation of having a clogged or full ear, it’s best to consult the help of professionals. Make sure you go to an audiologist to make sure that you won’t harm your ear or make things worse. Ontario Hearing Center in Rochester, NY has a team of audiologists that knows the best way to clean ears.

Can hearing aids treat tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a condition that affects the way you hear. The sound of your own heartbeat is reassuring. It’s a reminder that you’re alive and life is good. But for people with chronic tinnitus, the on-going sounds become frustrating and may lead to other health consequences. Tinnitus has been linked to increased levels of stress, anxiety, depression, memory problems, the ability to concentrate, and fatigue. Approximately 20 million Americans experience chronic tinnitus with 2 million experiencing debilitating cases.

It can be caused by many things, including exposure to loud noise or an ear infection. But for most people, tinnitus is just a symptom of another underlying health problem.With hearing aids for tinnitus masking, you can take control of your tinnitus and reduce its impact on your life. 

Tinnitus is a sound that can’t be heard by anyone but the sufferer. It causes discomfort and distress for those who are suffering from it, which can lead to hearing loss if left untreated. But there’s hope! Hearing aids for tinnitus masking offer relief from symptoms, like ringing and buzzing in the ears, by cancelling out external sounds so you’re more able to focus on your surroundings.

What hearing aids are best for tinnitus?

Phonak Lyric

Lyric hearing aids are completely invisible devices that can be worn 24/7 for months at a time. Since Lyric hearing aids are placed near the eardrum, only an audiologist or trained hearing professional can place Lyric hearing aids in the ear.

Primarily, Lyric hearing aids are designed for mild to moderately severe hearing loss. Since it is left inside the ear, the device provides a constant increase in auditory input. In an internal study done by Phonak, Lyric showed promising results when it comes to reducing the perception of tinnitus sounds. In fact, Lyric hearing aids are able to reduce tinnitus sounds more quickly than traditional hearing aids. Lyric hearing aids may also help improve sleep quality in patients with tinnitus.

Unlike other hearing aids, Lyric is sold with an annual subscription. The subscription cost includes one year of device usage, replacement devices, and servicing.

Starkey Livio Edge AI

This rechargeable hearing aid for tinnitus comes in multiple styles that can be worn behind the ear or in the ear. From the model name itself, the Livio Edge AI uses artificial intelligence to improve speech audibility and sound quality in noisy environments.

Livio Edge AI comes with two apps that are available for Android or iPhone. One app is for the user while the other is for a designated caregiver (optional). The Starkey Livio Edge AI is a noteworthy hearing aid for tinnitus because it uses masking sound therapy to dull out and diminish tinnitus sounds. The brand calls this feature the Multiflex Tinnitus Technology.

Our audiologists at Ontario Hearing Center can work with you to customize a sound stimulus that reduces tinnitus intensity to distract you from the annoying sound. Starkey hearing aids come with a risk-free, 30-day trial.

Oticon More

Powered by Oticon’s Tinnitus SoundSupport, this rechargeable hearing aid is made for people with mild to severe hearing loss and tinnitus. With Tinnitus SoundSupport, relief sounds (i.e ocean waves and white noise) are played to mask and diminish the tinnitus sounds.

The device can be controlled through the Oticon ON app, available for Android and iPhone. The app can also be used to play podcasts, music, and relaxation guides. According to the manufacturer, Oticon More supports brain health and increases speech understanding by supplying more sound to the brain. This process is made possible through a network embedded in the chip that can identify over 12 million sounds.

Signia Silk X

Signia Silk X are very small hearing aids that sit in the ear canal. They use disposable batteries that last up to 7 days.

They can be used to stream music and phone calls. They also connect to an app you can use to control volume and over settings.

These hearing aids are ready to wear. They click into a soft silicone sleeve that provides a custom-like fit.

Signia hearing aids use multiple strategies to reduce tinnitus sounds, including Notch Therapy. According to the manufacturer, Notch Therapy identifies the tinnitus frequency and reduces it, so tinnitus sound can fade into the background. They also mask tinnitus with static noise or wave sounds.

Signia Silk X

Signia Silk X are tiny hearing aids that sit in the ear canal. It runs on disposable batteries that can last up to 7 days. You can stream music and phone calls with Signia X and connect to an app where you can control the device’s volume and settings.

To reduce tinnitus sounds, Signia hearing aids use multiple strategies, one of which includes the Notch Therapy. With Notch Therapy, the device identifies the tinnitus frequency and reduces it so the tinnitus sound can fade or blend in the background. Signia Silk X can also mask tinnitus with static noise or wave sounds.

ReSound One

The ReSound One is a rechargeable in-the-ear solution that comes with six microphones for enhanced sound clarity and speech recognition. The device can adjust automatically to various listening situations, including windy areas and crowded rooms.

ReSound One is one of six ReSound devices that can connect to the ReSound Relief app, a dedicated app that is designed to provide sound therapy options that can be layered and/or customized. Relaxation and meditation exercises can also be accessed on the app. iPhone and Android users can access the app and it’s worth noting that the app can be used with or without hearing aids.

Cerumen Impaction

The feeling of ear pain and hearing loss are two telltale signs that you may have a cerumen impaction. Other symptoms include itching, ringing in the ears, itching, ear discharge or unpleasant smells coming out of it. If any one of these things happen to you on a regular basis then contact your local hearing clinic for treatment options.

If wax builds up too much inside your ears though, things can get uncomfortable fast which is why we recommend calling your local audiology clinic if you see or feel anything amiss. Ontario Hearing Center has all sorts of tools and equipment to get most earwax problems cleared up within minutes.

There’s hope in getting rid of crusty earwax. Cerumen impaction doesn’t happen too often and there’s no need for medication or surgery if it does. Ontario Hearing Center can help keep your ears functioning at its prime. Whether you’re dealing with impacted cerumen, hearing loss or tinnitus, our team of audiologists can definitely help you out.

Best Way to Clean Ears

If the wax in your ear becomes too hardened, you can try to use mineral oil or baby oil to remove it. Those products are gentle enough to be used for the ears but you need to be careful because this method might not always work as intended.

You may also be at risk of poking or injuring your ear – you could injure the inner ear or eardrum instead of removing anything from within.

Ontario Hearing Center, Rochester NY can help maintain your ears and ensure that they are always at its prime. Entrust your hearing health to professionals who know the best way to clean ears – audiologists. Check out our website or call us to be connected to hearing healthcare professionals.