A distraught senior man sitting on his couch suffering from a headache because his hearing aids were not properly adjusted.

Everyone’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are manufactured to compensate for those unique conditions. Whether you are new to using hearing aids or have been wearing them for years, if your hearing aids cause headaches or any other kind of pain, there is an answer.

If your hearing aid is adjusted properly it will meet your individual needs and fit inside of your ear comfortably. 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 detect any of these signs

If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can trigger headaches. Normally, poor adjustment or improper use is the reason. Here are a few issues that may arise if you’re having this issue:

  • Feedback noise. Wind and other background noise can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also generating screeching frustrating feedback.
  • Insufficient sound quality. Hearing aids that are not adjusted properly can boost high-intensity sounds, generating a loud screeching sound that is aggravating and causes damage to your ears. Hearing aids in this condition can also make quieter sounds inaudible.
  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that are further amplified can also cause headaches and even tinnitus. Usually, this means the settings are too high.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

Even though you can go to a local store and get a less expensive personal amplification device (over the counter hearing aid), these devices will not be customized for your personal hearing loss requirements.

Hearing loss is unique to every individual so simply amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to help your hearing. There are many cases of hearing loss where people lose the ability to hear a certain frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to help the person hear adequately in different environments.

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted

One of the best 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 make a custom-fitted hearing aid device just for you. The settings will be adjusted to address your exact hearing loss situation after the proper fit is obtained.

You should also be able to hear sound in lots of different environments with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. This may require a few visits to make sure you obtain the hearing aid that’s right for you and correct for your lifestyle. If you have severe hearing loss, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be done in stages to allow your brain time to adjust to louder sounds.

If you believe you may be suffering from an out of tune hearing aid, contact us today and make an appointment to get it checked out.

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The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.
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