Everyone’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are designed to make up for those individual conditions. Whether you are new to wearing hearing aids or have been wearing them for years, if your hearing aids cause headaches or any other kind of pain, there is a solution.
A correctly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and provide the quality of amplification that meets your individual requirements. If this isn’t the situation, you should make certain you have the appropriate type of hearing aid and that it’s been properly adjusted.
Your hearing aid needs to be adjusted if you detect any of these signs
Headaches can be the outcome of incorrectly adjusted hearing aids. Normally, inadequate adjustment or incorrect use is the reason. If this is the case, the following problems might occur:
- Feedback noise. Your hearing aid may pick up and amplify background noise, such as wind, which can also result in irritating, high-pitched feedback sounds.
- Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted well can boost high-intensity sounds, generating a loud screeching sound that’s bothersome and causes injury to your ears. Hearing aids in this state can also make low intensity sounds disappear.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and amplifying them further can be painful to your ears and can cause not only headaches but tinnitus as well. Usually, this means the settings are too loud.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
While over-the-counter hearing aids, typically called personal sound amplification devices, are available at your local drug store, and cost less than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be tailored to meet your specific hearing loss requirements.
Hearing loss is distinct to every individual so simply amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to help your hearing. Typically, distinct frequencies 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 precise adjustment.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
One of the most useful ways to make sure your hearing aid is properly fitted is to have your customized 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. 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 hear.
You should also be capable of hearing sound in lots of different environments with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. This may require a few visits to ensure 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 so that your brain has time to adapt to louder sounds.
If you believe you might be suffering from an out of tune hearing aid, call us today and make an appointment to get it assessed.