Hearing Aids and Tinnitus - Tinnitus and Hearing Loss - Tinnitus and the effectiveness of hearing aids - Do they help? I am not going to talk about any supplement cures for tinnitus on this video.   This is video is about the 2 Types Hearing Aids that are designed to help manage tinnitus symptoms. The first type of hearing aids that can help manage tinnitus do it amplifying external sounds, Masking or Relaxing the ringing.   For example.... Widex has a hearing aid that creates soothing musical sounds, designed to have a random rhythm so it is more ignorable or listened to “in the background” Starkey has a hearing aid creates a ocean waves sounds that soothes a cancels out the ringing ReSound has a hearing that creates a white noise, modulates it like a wave sounds,  to cancel and to help relaxation. These hearing aids are designed to “mask”, or cover up, the tinnitus with another more pleasant and relaxing sound Do they work,?  Sure but not all cases. The "masker" may only partially cover up the tinnitus sound, but since its more soothing, it will help you pay less attention to the ringing Sometimes the masking or white noise is not the same frequency as the ringing, they don't cancel each other out, and now you have 2 ringings in your ear, and or the new sound "waves" might be more distracting. If you want these you have to buy those face to face -there is no on online hearing aid seller that could offer this solution because it will require a number of "tunings"   If you want these hearing aids - do a search on google for Widex, Resound, or Starkey dealers in your area.  be prepared  -  the prices are going to be over $2500 a piece The 2nd type of Hearing Aids that help manage the tinnitus are hearing aids with a simple solution:  manual volume control. Here is how a manual volume control can help.  The tinnitus or ringing is an internal sound.   Your hearing Aids can amplify external sounds. Most folks that suffer tinnitus say that the ringing is loudest when they are alone. A hearing aid with volume control will amplify external sounds and over power the  internal sounds  - so that you are less focused on the ringing.   when you are alone turn the volume up.  When in crowds, turn it down. It's not  perfect solution but 50% of customers say it helps - and its better than nothing. hearing aids with manual volume control are most affordable solution to managing your tinnitus.   Price on these type of hearing aids start at $599 If you would like more information about hearing aids with manual volume control     Click on the link below   or Call 888-295-2944 Tinnitus Frequently Asked Questions Q: What is tinnitus? A:  Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 1 in 5 people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Q: Can tinnitus be cured? A: Although there presently is no cure, in some cases, tinnitus can be managed by treating the underlying cause or by altering reactions to it. Q: What problems can tinnitus cause? A: Although bothersome, tinnitus usually isn't a sign of something serious. Although it can worsen with age, for many people, tinnitus can improve with treatment. Treating an identified underlying cause sometimes helps. Other treatments reduce or mask the noise, making tinnitus less noticeable. Q: What are some treatment options? Answer: Hearing aids with volume control - helps when you are alone - when "ringing" sounds loudest Tinnitus Masking - requires face to face tuning - Masking creates a white noise at same frequency as your ringing to cancel each other. TRT (Tinnitus Retraining Therapy) Music therapy Medical treatment Q.  Are there other devices that can help me? A. Sound machines that provide a steady background of comforting noise can be useful at night or in a quiet environment. Fish tanks, fans, low-volume music, and indoor waterfalls can also be helpful. Today there are even applications for portable media players (iPod or MP3 players) that offer a variety of masking sounds that may reduce the annoyance of tinnitus. Q.  Who do you contact for more information about Tinnitus? A. American Tinnitus Association