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Tinnitus Patients Feel Better with Hearing Aids

If you have tinnitus, a hearing aid may help you, according to hearing specialists. Hearing aids may reduce the stress of bad hearing and offer sound therapy.

Hearing aids are likely to make you feel better about your tinnitus. According to hearing health specialists in theUnited States, six in 10 tinnitus patients report that they experience some degree of relief when wearing hearing aids, and a total of one in five (22 percent) receive major relief.

These were among the findings of a survey conducted by the Better Hearing Institute among 230 hearing specialists inNorth America.

Reduced Stress – The researchers behind the survey mentioned two reasons why hearing aids may alleviate tinnitus.

First, tinnitus is almost always accompanied by hearing loss. People with untreated hearing loss often find communication stressful. When using hearing aids, they increase their ability to communicate. This reduces their stress level leaving them better able to cope with their tinnitus.

Sound Therapy – Second, hearing aids may offer a kind of sound therapy. As the hearing aid amplifies background noise, the perceived noise of tinnitus becomes less prominent.

Less than two percent of patients experience a worsening of their tinnitus when wearing hearing aids, while 39 percent receive no benefit.


About Adam Bernstein

Adam Bernstein is the owner of The Hearing Professionals, Milwaukee's premier hearing healthcare facility. As the owner of The Hearing Professionals, Mr. Bernstein has over 20 years of experience in the hearing healthcare industry. He began his career in 1995 at GN Danavox, one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world. After leaving Danavox, Mr. Bernstein opened two hearing healthcare offices in Chicago, IL. In 2001 he moved to Milwaukee, WI and opened The Hearing Professionals. In 2008 he added a second Wisconsin office in the town of Brookfield. Today The Hearing Professionals is the largest private audiology practice in SE Wisconsin. Mr. Bernstein has written numerous articles on hearing healthcare which has appeared in newspapers throughout the country and has been interviewed by news programs regarding advances in the hearing industry. Mr. Bernstein a member of Unitron’s Customer Advisory Board and a graduate of The University of Minnesota. You can email him at and you can visit The Hearing Professionals at

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  1. James Stuart

    You wrote a very informative articles about hearing aids and tinnitus. Hearing aids do provide some sort of relief to a certain degree but it does not fully remove the “ringing”.


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