ASK THE AMPLIFON EXPERT
Barry Downes, Amplifon Professional Services Manager
Why do hearing aids help people with both hearing loss and tinnitus?
There’s usually a link between the type of tinnitus sound a person experiences and the frequencies at which their hearing loss is at its greatest. Hearing aids can be programmed to enhance sounds where they are needed, to compensate for the hearing loss and, for most people, this makes the tinnitus less noticeable and often not noticeable at all.
Are hearing aids the only treatment for tinnitus?
When there is both hearing loss and tinnitus, hearing aids carefully selected via a thorough hearing assessment will be the most effective solution for most people. However, tinnitus and hearing loss affect people differently, so Amplifon provides personalised care, advice and support. By working with your Amplifon professional, the best solution for both hearing loss and tinnitus will almost always be found.
Should I see a doctor before discussing my tinnitus with an Amplifon audiologist?
Amplifon audiologists are trained to recognise when tinnitus requires a medical or specialist opinion. Consulting an Amplifon audiologist first can result in help needed being provided quickly. If referral for a medical opinion is what’s best for you, then your audiologist will help to arrange this.