Hearing aids are meant to help make up for your unique hearing loss problem. 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.
A properly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and provide the quality of amplification that meets your specific needs. If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort you should make sure your hearing aid is adjusted precisely and that it’s the right device for you.
Indications your hearing aid needs to be adjusted
If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can trigger headaches. The reason for this is that they are not being used correctly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. If this is the case, the following issues might occur:
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that get amplified further can also cause headaches and even tinnitus. This usually happens in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also producing screeching annoying feedback.
- Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that are not adjusted well can amplify high-intensity sounds, creating a loud screeching noise that’s aggravating and causes injury to your ears. Hearing aids in this state can also make quieter sounds inaudible.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
While over-the-counter hearing aids, commonly referred to as personal sound amplification devices, are available at your local drug store, and are less expensive than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be customized to meet your unique hearing loss needs.
Improving your hearing demands more than simply amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to each person. There are lots of instances of hearing loss in which people lose the ability to hear a certain frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to allow the individual to be able to hear effectively in different environments.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
One of the best ways to ensure your hearing aid is fitted correctly is to have your personalized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. We will take molds of your ears and use them to make a custom-fitted hearing aid device just for you. Once the ideal 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.
You should also be capable of hearing sound in many different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. This might require a few visits to ensure you obtain the hearing aid that’s right for you and correct for your lifestyle. And with significant hearing loss, your brain will need to become accustomed to hearing again in stages, so your hearing aid will need to be programmed in stages.
If you think you might be dealing with an out of tune hearing aid, give us a call today and schedule an appointment to have it assessed.