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

Hearing aids are designed to help make up for your individual hearing loss problem. Whether you are new to using hearing aids or have been using them for years, if your hearing aids give you headaches or any other kind of pain, there is a solution.

If your hearing aid is adjusted properly it will meet your individual needs and fit in your ear comfortably. If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort you should ensure that your hearing aid is adjusted precisely and that it’s the right device for you.

Signs your hearing aid needs to an adjustment

If your hearing aids are not properly fitted, they can trigger headaches. The reason for this is that they are not being used properly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. Here are some issues that could arise if you’re experiencing this issue:

  • Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and amplifying them further can be painful to your ears and can trigger not only headaches but also tinnitus. This typically happens in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
  • Inadequate sound quality. Improperly adjusted hearing aids can increase the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud annoying feedback that can harm your ears. Hearing aids in this state can also make quieter sounds disappear.
  • Feedback noise. Your hearing aid might pick up and boost background noise, such as wind, which can also result in annoying, high-pitched feedback noises.

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 requirements.

Improving your hearing demands more than simply amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to the individual. There are many cases of hearing loss where people lose the ability to hear a certain frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to allow the individual to be able to hear adequately in different settings.

Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted

One of the most useful ways to ensure your hearing aid is properly fitted is to have your individualized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be fabricated just for you utilizing molds of your ears. The settings will be adjusted to address your specific hearing loss situation once the correct fit is obtained.

Your hearing aid should also make automatic adjustments, which will allow you to hear background noises in different settings without interference. This might require a few visits to make sure you obtain the hearing aid that’s best for you and correct for 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.

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.

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