Hearing aids are meant to help make up for your individual hearing loss condition. 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 an answer.
A properly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and provide the quality of amplification that meets your individual needs. If this is not the case, you should make sure you have the appropriate type of hearing aid and that it’s been precisely adjusted.
Your hearing aid requires adjustment if you detect any of these signs
Headaches can be the outcome of improperly adjusted hearing aids. Usually, poor adjustment or incorrect use is the reason. If this is the case, the following problems might arise:
- Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted well can boost high-intensity sounds, generating a loud screeching sound that’s aggravating and causes injury to your ears. Hearing aids in this condition can also make low intensity sounds disappear.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that are further amplified can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. Normally, this means the settings are too high.
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background noise can be picked up and amplified by your hearing aid, also producing screeching frustrating feedback.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
While over-the-counter hearing aids, typically called personal sound amplification devices, are obtainable at your local drug store, and are less expensive than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be customized to meet your unique hearing loss needs.
Hearing loss is distinct to every person so simply amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to improve your hearing. There are many cases of hearing loss where people lose the ability to hear a specific frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to allow the individual to be able to hear effectively in different environments.
Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted
Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to be certain that your device is fitted properly. 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 adjusted to address your exact hearing loss situation after the proper fit is obtained.
You should also be able to hear sound in many different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to be certain you get the best hearing aids for your individual needs, you might need to come in more than once. If you have significant hearing loss, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be completed in stages so that your brain has time to adjust to louder sounds.
If you think you might be suffering from an out of tune hearing aid, call us today and make an appointment to get it assessed.