Everyone’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are manufactured to compensate for those individual conditions. Whether you are new to using hearing aids or have been using 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 individual needs and fit in your ear comfortably. If this is not the case, you should make certain you have the correct type of hearing aid and that it’s been precisely adjusted.
Your hearing aid requires adjustment if you experience any of these signs
If your hearing aids are not properly fitted, they can cause headaches. The reason for this is that they are not being used properly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. If this is the situation, the following issues might occur:
- 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 tinnitus as well. Typically, this means the settings are too high.
- Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted well can amplify high-intensity sounds, causing a loud screeching sound that’s bothersome and causes injury to your ears. Hearing aids in this state can also make quieter sounds inaudible.
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background noise can be picked up and amplified by your hearing aid, also generating screeching frustrating feedback.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
Even though you can go to a local Pharmacy and get a less pricey personal amplification device (over the counter hearing aid), these devices will not be programmed for your personal hearing loss needs.
Hearing loss is distinct to every person so merely amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to improve your hearing. Typically, specific frequencies 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 environments.
Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted
Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to make sure your device is correctly fitted. 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 address your exact hearing loss situation once the correct fit is attained.
You should also be capable of hearing sound in many different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to be certain you get the right hearing aids for your individual needs, you may need to come in more than once. If you have significant hearing impairment, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be completed in stages so that your brain has time to adapt to louder sounds.
If you think you might be suffering from an out of tune hearing aid, call us today and schedule an appointment to have it checked out.