Hearing aids are meant to help compensate for your unique hearing loss condition. If your hearing aids are giving you headaches or any other type 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 individual needs. If this isn’t the situation, you should make certain you have the appropriate type of hearing aid and that it’s been precisely adjusted.
Your hearing aid needs to be adjusted if you notice any of these signs
Headaches can be the result of improperly adjusted hearing aids. Reasons being, they are not being used properly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. If this is the situation, the following problems may arise:
- Poor sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can increase the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can harm your ears. And low volume sound can get lost with hearing aids in this condition.
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also producing screeching frustrating feedback.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that get amplified further can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. This typically occurs in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
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 won’t be programmed for your personal hearing loss requirements.
Improving your hearing requires more than simply amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to each person. There are lots of cases of hearing loss where people lose the ability to hear a certain frequency. In order for a hearing aid help people hear clearly in different settings, they will need accurate adjustment.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
One of the best ways to make sure your hearing aid is fitted correctly is to have your personalized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be designed just for you utilizing molds of your ears. Once the ideal 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 lots of different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to make sure you get the right hearing aids for your individual needs, you might need to come in more than once. And with severe 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.
If you think you may be dealing with an out of tune hearing aid, call us today and make an appointment to get it assessed.