Everyone’s hearing loss situation is unique and hearing aids are manufactured to compensate for those individual conditions. If your hearing aids are giving you headaches or any other kind of pain, whether you’ve been using them for years or you’re a new user, there’s a solution.
A properly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and provide the quality of amplification that meets your specific requirements. If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort you should ensure that your hearing aid is adjusted properly and that it’s the correct device for you.
Your hearing aid requires adjustment if you notice any of these signs
If your hearing aids are not properly fitted, they can lead to headaches. The reason for this is that they are not being used correctly, or haven’t been adjusted for a while. If this is the situation, the following problems may occur:
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that are further amplified can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. Usually, this means the settings are too loud.
- Feedback noise. Your hearing aid might pick up and boost background noise, like wind, which can also result in annoying, high-pitched feedback sounds.
- Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted well can amplify high-intensity sounds, generating a loud screeching noise that is bothersome and causes injury to your ears. And low intensity sound can get lost with hearing aids in this condition.
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 will not be customized for your personal hearing loss needs.
Improving your hearing requires more than simply amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to each person. Often, distinct wavelengths of sound are lost when someone loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to allow the individual to be able to hear adequately in different environments.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to be certain that your device is correctly fitted. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be designed just for you utilizing molds of your ears. Once the right fit is attained, it will be necessary 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 automatic adjustments, which will allow you to hear background noises in a variety of environments without interference. This might require a few visits to ensure you obtain the hearing aid that’s right for you and in tune with your lifestyle. If you have significant hearing impairment, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be done in stages so that your brain has time to adapt to louder sounds.
Give us a call for an appointment if you think your hearing aid might need a tune-up.