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Dec 23, 2019 · How do I chose the right Hearing Aids for hearing loss & tinnitus? in Hearing Loss

I’ve read recently that people with hearing loss and tinnitus can often times find relieve from their tinnitus simply by wearing hearing aids to help compensate for their hearing loss. The amplification prescribed allows for greater sound input which in turn can lessen or even eliminate the tinnitus while wearing the hearing aids.
My question is: Have any folks here found that to be the case or did/has the tinnitus remained at the same level as before hearing aids were prescribed and worn?

Dec 22, 2019 · How do I chose the right Hearing Aids for hearing loss & tinnitus? in Hearing Loss

I will update after the testing and on the aids I will be getting. Sorry to hear the hearing aids didn’t help with your tinnitus. My hope is I might find relieve from mine but I might have to get the masking feature to ensure some help there.

Dec 22, 2019 · How do I chose the right Hearing Aids for hearing loss & tinnitus? in Hearing Loss

Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences with BTE hearing aids, very much appreciated.
I called my audiologist’s office last week for an appointment to go in and decide on my hearing aid style with the thought that I would go with the BTE if it is my best option. Turns out I need another hearing test because I procrastinated beyond the 6 month limit (8 months) from hearing test to getting hearing aids fitted. I’m going back in first week of January for testing and fitting on same day I’ll let you all know how I make out after I get them.

Dec 18, 2019 · How do I chose the right Hearing Aids for hearing loss & tinnitus? in Hearing Loss

Hello Tony,

Thank you for taking the time to provide me with additional points to consider in this maze of picking effective hearing aids. I’ve already started going through the pertinent posts on hearingtracker.com that you recommended and I’m finding it very helpful. One tread I finished had every audiologist agreeing that a hearing aid style cannot be determined by an audiogram alone. Activity level, types of
hearing environments, personal preference and other factors need to be considered according to what I read.
And you are spot on that I am being vain about appearance. I initially wanted absolutely no part of the aid to be visible. But after going over all of the features that I would like (streaming, directional microphones, battery life, and some others I was told they would only be available on the in the canal type (ITC). So they would be visible in the opening of my ears but I was willing to compromise on the vanity to get the features I wanted. But my audiologist still steered me away from them because I believe the
ease of fitting the on the ear type. I just can’t bring myself to go with those and as a full time glasses wearer I don’t want to have them sitting up there competing for space either. I also learned from hearingtracker that ITC types CAN also come with tinnitus maskers too. She claimed they were very limited in the market. After reading that tread though I’m wondering if I’ll need it. Many of the
audiologists stated that most of their patients found at least some relief from just getting hearing aids that amplified sounds for their hearing loss. The new sounds reintroduced to the ear help mask the tinnitus without
adding an artificial masker.

Dec 17, 2019 · How do I chose the right Hearing Aids for hearing loss & tinnitus? in Hearing Loss

Thank you Colleen for welcoming me into this forum. I will look into the other discussion groups you recommended.
My audiologist said that the trend today is the receiver in the ear hearing aid and that many of her patients had success as new hearing aid wearers. She also doesn’t believe many manufactures were putting tinnitus masking into canal hearing aids which is something she wanted to have added to my hearing aids.

Dec 17, 2019 · How do I chose the right Hearing Aids for hearing loss & tinnitus? in Hearing Loss

I am new to this group and am in need of some help. I have a slight- mild hearing loss in frequencies up through 3000Hz in both ears. From 3000
HZ my hearing drops in a linear line to -40db in my right ear and -55db in my left. I also have tinnitus. My audiologist has suggested hearing aids for both the hearing loss and tinnitus. Unfortunately she strongly suggests over the ear type and I was hoping for something less visible in the ear. My question is;
Has anybody with similar hearing loss and tinnitus had a good result with canal style hearing aids?
Thank you.