Everyone’s hearing loss situation is unique and hearing aids are manufactured to make up for those individual 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 type of pain, there is a solution.
If your hearing aid is adjusted properly it will meet your personal 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.
Your hearing aid requires adjustment if you experience any of these signs
If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can cause headaches. Usually, poor adjustment or incorrect use is the reason. Here are a few issues that may occur if you’re dealing with 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 cause not only headaches but tinnitus as well. This normally occurs in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
- Feedback noise. Your hearing aid might pick up and amplify background noise, like wind, which can also cause annoying, high-pitched feedback noises.
- Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted properly can amplify high-intensity sounds, causing a loud screeching noise that’s aggravating and causes injury to your ears. And low level sound can get lost with hearing aids in this state.
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 needs.
Hearing loss is unique to every person so merely amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to help your hearing. Typically, specific wavelengths of sound are lost when somebody 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
Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to make sure your device is fitted properly. We will take molds of your ears and use them to fashion a custom-fitted hearing aid device just for you. The settings will be programmed to target your exact hearing loss situation after the proper fit is attained.
You should also be capable of hearing sound in lots of different environments with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to be certain you get the right hearing aids for your personal needs, you may need to come in more than once. And with significant hearing loss, your brain will need to become accustomed 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, contact us today and make an appointment to have it checked out.