Everybody’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are manufactured to make up for those individual conditions. Whether you are new to using hearing aids or have been using them for years, if your hearing aids cause headaches or any other kind of pain, there is a solution.
A properly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and give you the quality of amplification that meets your individual needs. If you’re noticing any pain or discomfort you should make sure your hearing aid is adjusted precisely and that it’s the right device for you.
Your hearing aid requires adjustment if you experience any of these signs
If your hearing aids are not properly fitted, they can trigger headaches. The reason for this is that they are not being used properly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. Here are a few problems that could occur if you’re experiencing this problem:
- Insufficient sound quality. Hearing aids that are not adjusted well can amplify high-intensity sounds, creating a loud screeching noise that is bothersome and causes damage to your ears. And low intensity sound can get lost with hearing aids in this state.
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background noise can be picked up and amplified by your hearing aid, also generating screeching annoying feedback.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and further amplifying them can be painful to your ears and can cause not only headaches but tinnitus as well. Typically, this means the settings are too loud.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
Even though you can go to a local store and get a less pricey personal amplification device (over the counter hearing aid), these devices won’t be programmed for your personal hearing loss needs.
Improving your hearing requires more than just amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to each person. Typically, distinct wavelengths of sound are lost when a person loses their hearing. In order for a hearing aid to allow people to hear clearly in different settings, they will need accurate adjustment.
Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted
One of the most useful ways to ensure your hearing aid is properly fitted is to have your individualized 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. The settings will be programmed to target your exact hearing loss situation after the proper fit is obtained.
Your hearing aid should also make automatic adjustments, which will let you hear background sounds in a variety of environments without interference. This might require a few visits to ensure you get the hearing aid that’s right for you and correct for your lifestyle. And with severe hearing loss, your brain will need to get used 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, call us today and schedule an appointment to get it assessed.