Everybody’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are designed to make up for those individual conditions. If your hearing aids are causing headaches or any other kind of discomfort, 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 requirements. If you’re encountering any pain or discomfort you should ensure that your hearing aid is adjusted properly and that it’s the right device for you.
Signs your hearing aid needs to be adjusted
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 case, the following problems might occur:
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that get amplified further can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. Normally, this means the settings are too loud.
- Insufficient sound quality. Improperly adjusted hearing aids can increase the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud annoying feedback that can harm your ears. And low level sound can get lost with hearing aids in this condition.
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background noise can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also causing 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 won’t be customized for your personal hearing loss needs.
Hearing loss is distinct to every person so merely amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to help your hearing. There are lots of instances of hearing loss where people lose the ability to hear a specific frequency. In order for a hearing aid help people hear clearly in different environments, they will need precise adjustment.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to make sure 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. Once the right fit is obtained, it will be necessary to adjust the hearing aid settings so you can distinguish between unwanted noise and the sounds you want to hear.
You should also be able to hear sound in many different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. This might require a few visits to ensure you get the hearing aid that’s best for you and in tune with your lifestyle. If you have severe hearing loss, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be done in stages to allow your brain time to adjust to louder sounds.
Give us a call for an appointment if you think your hearing aid might need a tune-up.