Everyone’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are designed to make up for those unique conditions. Whether you are new to wearing hearing aids or have been using them for years, if your hearing aids cause headaches or any other type of pain, there is a solution.
If your hearing aid is adjusted properly it will meet your individual needs and fit inside of your ear comfortably. If this isn’t the situation, you should make certain you have the correct type of hearing aid and that it’s been precisely adjusted.
Your hearing aid requires adjustment if you experience any of these signs
If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can lead to headaches. Usually, inadequate adjustment or incorrect use is the reason. Here are a few problems that could occur if you’re dealing with this issue:
- Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and further amplifying them can be painful to your ears and can trigger not only headaches but tinnitus as well. This typically occurs in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
- Insufficient sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can boost the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can harm your ears. And low intensity sound can get lost with hearing aids in this condition.
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background noise can be picked up and amplified by your hearing aid, also generating screeching frustrating feedback.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
Even though you can go to a local Pharmacy and get a less pricey personal amplification device (over the counter hearing aid), these devices won’t be customized for your personal hearing loss needs.
Improving your hearing requires more than merely amplifying sounds because hearing loss is specific to the individual. There are many instances of hearing loss where people lose the ability to hear a specific frequency. In order for a hearing aid help people hear clearly in different environments, they will need precise adjustment.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to be certain that your device is fitted properly. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be fabricated just for you utilizing molds of your ears. Once the right fit is attained, we will need to adjust the hearing aid settings so you can distinguish between unwanted noise and the sounds you want to amplify.
Your hearing aid should also make automated adjustments, which will allow you to hear background noises in various settings without interference. This may require a few visits to ensure you obtain the hearing aid that’s right for you and in tune with your lifestyle. And with severe hearing loss, your brain will need to get used to hearing again in stages, so your hearing aid will have to be programmed in stages.
Contact us for an appointment if you think your hearing aid may need a tune-up.