Hearing aids are designed to help compensate for your unique hearing loss problem. Whether you are new to using hearing aids or have been using them for years, if your hearing aids cause headaches or any other kind of pain, there is an answer.
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 is not the case, you should make certain you have the correct type of hearing aid and that it’s been properly adjusted.
Indications your hearing aid needs to an adjustment
If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can cause headaches. Reasons being, they are not being used correctly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. Here are some issues that could occur if you’re experiencing this issue:
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that are further amplified can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. Normally, this means the settings are too loud.
- Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted well can amplify high-intensity sounds, causing a loud screeching noise that is aggravating and causes damage to your ears. And low volume sound can get lost with hearing aids in this state.
- Feedback noise. Your hearing aid might pick up and amplify background noise, like wind, which can also result in annoying, high-pitched feedback noises.
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.
Hearing loss is distinct to every person so simply amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to help your hearing. Typically, distinct frequencies of sound are lost when someone loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to help the person hear effectively in different settings.
Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted
One of the best ways to make sure your hearing aid is fitted correctly is to have your personalized 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 proper fit is obtained.
Your hearing aid should also make automated adjustments, which will let you hear background sounds in various environments without interference. This might require a few visits to ensure you obtain the hearing aid that’s right 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 need to be programmed in stages.
Contact us for an appointment if you think your hearing aid might need a tune-up.