Hearing aids are designed to help compensate for your individual hearing loss problem. Whether you are new to using hearing aids or have been wearing them for years, if your hearing aids cause headaches or any other type of pain, there is an answer.
If your hearing aid is properly adjusted it will meet your individual needs and fit inside of your ear comfortably. If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort you should ensure that your hearing aid is adjusted properly and that it’s the right device for you.
Your hearing aid needs to be adjusted if you notice any of these signs
If your hearing aids are not properly fitted, they can lead to headaches. Usually, inadequate adjustment or improper use is the reason. Here are a few issues that may arise if you’re dealing with this problem:
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that are further amplified can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. Normally, this means the settings are too loud.
- Inadequate sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted well can amplify high-intensity sounds, causing a loud screeching sound that’s bothersome and causes injury to your ears. Hearing aids in this state can also make low intensity sounds disappear.
- Feedback noise. Your hearing aid may pick up and boost background noise, such as wind, which can also result in irritating, high-pitched feedback noises.
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 will not be customized for your personal hearing loss needs.
Improving your hearing requires more than merely amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to the individual. There are many cases of hearing loss in which people lose the ability to hear a specific frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to allow the individual to be able to hear effectively in different settings.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
One of the best ways to make sure your hearing aid is fitted correctly is to have your customized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. We will take molds of your ears and use them to fashion a custom-fitted hearing aid device just for you. Once the proper fit is obtained, we will need to adjust the hearing aid settings so you can differentiate unwanted noise and the sounds you want to hear.
Your hearing aid should also make automatic adjustments, which will let you hear background noises in a variety of settings without interference. In order to make sure you get the best hearing aids for your individual needs, you might need to come in more than once. If you have severe hearing impairment, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be done in stages so that your brain has time to adjust to louder sounds.
If you believe you may be suffering from an out of tune hearing aid, call us today and schedule an appointment to have it assessed.