Everyone’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are designed to make up for those unique 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 provide the quality of amplification that meets your individual requirements. If you’re suffering from any pain or discomfort you should make sure your hearing aid is adjusted properly and that it’s the right 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 cause headaches. Typical, inadequate adjustment or incorrect use is the reason. If this is the situation, the following problems may arise:
- Insufficient sound quality. Improperly adjusted hearing aids can increase the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can damage your ears. Hearing aids in this state can also make low intensity sounds disappear.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that get amplified further can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. This usually occurs in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background noise can be picked up and amplified by your hearing aid, also causing screeching frustrating feedback.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
Even though you can go to a local Pharmacy and get a less expensive personal amplification device (over the counter hearing aid), these devices will not be programmed for your personal hearing loss needs.
Hearing loss is unique to every individual so merely amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to improve your hearing. There are many cases of hearing loss in which 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
One of the most useful ways to make sure 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. The settings will be programmed to target your exact hearing loss situation once the correct fit is attained.
You should also be able to hear sound in lots of different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. This may require a few visits to make sure 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 have to be programmed in stages.
Call us for an appointment if you think your hearing aid may need a tune-up.