Everyone’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are designed to make up for those unique conditions. If your hearing aids are giving you headaches or any other kind 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 adjusted properly it will meet your individual needs and fit inside of your ear comfortably. If this is not the situation, you should make certain you have the correct type of hearing aid and that it’s been properly adjusted.
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 issues may arise:
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background noise can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also causing screeching annoying feedback.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that get amplified further can also cause headaches and even tinnitus. This normally happens in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
- Insufficient sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can increase the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can damage your ears. And low level sound can get lost with hearing aids in this condition.
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.
Hearing loss is unique to every individual so simply amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to help your hearing. There are many cases of hearing loss where individuals lose the ability to hear a certain frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to help the person hear effectively in different settings.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
One of the best ways to ensure your hearing aid is fitted correctly is to have your individualized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. 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 programmed to target your exact hearing loss situation after the correct fit is obtained.
Your hearing aid should also make automated adjustments, which will allow you to hear background sounds in various environments without interference. This may require a few visits to make sure you obtain 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 have to be programmed in stages.
If you believe you might be suffering from an out of tune hearing aid, call us today and schedule an appointment to get it checked out.