Everyone’s hearing loss situation is unique and hearing aids are designed to compensate for those unique conditions. If your hearing aids are giving you headaches or any other kind of pain, whether you’ve been using them for years or you’re a new user, there’s a solution.
If your hearing aid is adjusted properly it will meet your individual needs and fit inside of your ear comfortably. If you’re noticing any pain or discomfort you should make sure your hearing aid is adjusted properly and that it’s the correct device for you.
Signs your hearing aid needs to be adjusted
Headaches can be the outcome of improperly adjusted hearing aids. Usually, inadequate adjustment or improper use is the reason. Here are some problems that may occur if you’re having this issue:
- Insufficient sound quality. Improperly adjusted hearing aids can boost the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can damage your ears. And low volume sound can get lost with hearing aids in this state.
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also generating screeching annoying feedback.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that are further amplified can also cause headaches and even tinnitus. Normally, 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.
Improving your hearing demands more than simply amplifying sounds because hearing loss is specific to each person. Often, specific frequencies of sound are lost when somebody loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to allow the individual to be able to hear adequately in different settings.
Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted
Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to be certain that your device is fitted properly. 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 target your exact hearing loss situation once the proper fit is obtained.
Your hearing aid should also make automated adjustments, which will let you hear background noises in various settings without interference. 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 need to be programmed in stages.
Contact us for an appointment if you think your hearing aid may need a tune-up.