Everyone’s hearing loss situation 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 discomfort, whether you’ve been wearing them for years or you’re a new user, there’s a solution.
A correctly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and give you the quality of amplification that meets your specific requirements. If this isn’t the situation, you should make sure you have the correct type of hearing aid and that it’s been precisely adjusted.
Indications your hearing aid needs to an adjustment
Headaches can be the result of incorrectly adjusted hearing aids. Reasons being, they are not being used properly, or haven’t been adjusted for a while. If this is the case, the following issues might arise:
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also producing screeching annoying feedback.
- Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that are not adjusted properly can amplify high-intensity sounds, creating a loud screeching noise that is bothersome and causes injury to your ears. Hearing aids in this state can also make quieter sounds disappear.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and amplifying them further can be painful to your ears and can lead to not only headaches but tinnitus as well. Normally, this means the settings are too loud.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
Even though you can go to a local Pharmacy 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.
Improving your hearing requires more than merely amplifying sounds because hearing loss is specific to the individual. Typically, specific wavelengths of sound are lost when someone loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to allow the individual to be able to hear effectively in different settings.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
One of the best ways to make sure 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. Once the proper fit is attained, we will need to adjust the hearing aid settings so you can distinguish between unwanted noise and the sounds you want to amplify.
You should also be capable of hearing sound in many different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. This may require a few visits to ensure you get the hearing aid that’s best for you and in tune with your lifestyle. 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 might need a tune-up.