Everybody’s hearing loss situation is unique and hearing aids are manufactured to make up for those unique conditions. If your hearing aids are giving you headaches or any other type of discomfort, 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 in your ear comfortably. If you’re suffering from any pain or discomfort you should ensure that your hearing aid is adjusted properly and that it’s the correct 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. Reasons being, they are not being used properly, or haven’t been adjusted for a while. If this is the case, the following problems may occur:
- Poor sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can boost the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can harm 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 further amplifying them can be painful to your ears and can trigger not only headaches but also tinnitus. This normally occurs in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also producing screeching frustrating feedback.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
While over-the-counter hearing aids, commonly known as personal sound amplification devices, are available at your local pharmacy, and are less expensive than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be tailored to meet your specific hearing loss requirements.
Hearing loss is distinct to every individual so merely amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to improve your hearing. There are many cases of hearing loss where people 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 precise adjustment.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
One of the most useful ways to ensure your hearing aid is fitted correctly is to have your customized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be fabricated just for you utilizing molds of your ears. The settings will be programmed to target your specific hearing loss situation after the proper fit is attained.
You should also be able to hear sound in many different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to be certain you get the best hearing aids for your individual 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.
Call us for an appointment if you think your hearing aid may need a tune-up.