Hearing aids are meant to help make up for your unique hearing loss problem. 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.
A correctly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and give you the quality of amplification that meets your specific needs. If you’re encountering any pain or discomfort you should make sure your hearing aid is adjusted precisely and that it’s the right device for you.
Indications your hearing aid needs to be adjusted
Headaches can be the result of incorrectly adjusted hearing aids. Reasons being, they are not being used correctly, or haven’t been adjusted for a while. Here are a few issues that could occur if you’re having this problem:
- Feedback noise. Your hearing aid might pick up and amplify background noise, like wind, which can also cause annoying, high-pitched feedback noises.
- Inadequate sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted properly can boost high-intensity sounds, creating a loud screeching noise that is bothersome and causes damage to your ears. And low volume sound can get lost with hearing aids in this condition.
- 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 also tinnitus. Usually, this means the settings are too high.
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 requirements.
Improving your hearing demands more than simply amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to the individual. Typically, distinct wavelengths of sound are lost when someone loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to allow the individual to be able to hear effectively in different settings.
Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted
One of the best 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 using molds of your ears. Once the right fit is obtained, it will be necessary to adjust the hearing aid settings so you can differentiate unwanted noise and the sounds you want to amplify.
You should also be capable of hearing sound in lots of different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. This might require a few visits to make sure you obtain the hearing aid that’s best for you and correct for your lifestyle. If you have severe hearing loss, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be completed in stages so that your brain has time to adjust to louder sounds.
Give us a call for an appointment if you think your hearing aid may need a tune-up.