Everybody’s hearing loss situation is unique and hearing aids are designed to make up for those unique conditions. If your hearing aids are causing headaches or any other type of pain, whether you’ve been wearing them for years or you’re a new user, there’s a solution.
If your hearing aid is properly adjusted it will meet your personal needs and fit inside of your ear comfortably. 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.
Indications your hearing aid needs to be adjusted
Headaches can be the outcome of incorrectly adjusted hearing aids. Reasons being, they are not being used properly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. Here are some problems that could arise if you’re having this problem:
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that are further amplified can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. Normally, this means the settings are too high.
- Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted well can boost high-intensity sounds, creating a loud screeching noise that is bothersome and causes injury to your ears. And low level sound can get lost with hearing aids in this state.
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background noise can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also causing screeching frustrating feedback.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
While over-the-counter hearing aids, generally referred to as personal sound amplification devices, are obtainable at your local drug store, and are less expensive than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be tailored to meet your distinct hearing loss needs.
Improving your hearing demands more than simply amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to the individual. There are lots of instances of hearing loss in which individuals lose the ability to hear a certain frequency. In order for a hearing aid to allow people to hear clearly in different environments, they will need accurate adjustment.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to be certain that your device is fitted properly. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be fabricated just for you using molds of your ears. Once the ideal 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 hear.
Your hearing aid should also make automatic adjustments, which will let you hear background noises in various settings without interference. This may require a few visits to ensure you get the hearing aid that’s best for you and in tune with 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.
If you think you may be dealing with an out of tune hearing aid, give us a call today and schedule an appointment to have it assessed.