A distraught senior man sitting on his couch suffering from a headache because his hearing aids were not properly adjusted.

Everyone’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are designed to make up for those unique 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 kind of pain, there is an answer.

If your hearing aid is properly adjusted it will meet your individual needs and fit inside of your ear comfortably. If you’re noticing any pain or discomfort you should make sure your hearing aid is adjusted properly and that it’s the right device for you.

Your hearing aid needs to be adjusted if you notice any of these signs

Headaches can be the result of incorrectly adjusted hearing aids. Reasons being, they are not being used properly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. Here are a few problems that may occur if you’re experiencing this problem:

  • Feedback noise. Your hearing aid might pick up and boost background noise, like wind, which can also result in irritating, high-pitched feedback sounds.
  • Inadequate 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. Hearing aids in this condition can also make low intensity sounds disappear.
  • Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and further amplifying them can be painful to your ears and can cause not only headaches but tinnitus as well. This usually happens 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 store and get a less pricey personal amplification device (over the counter hearing aid), these devices will not be customized for your personal hearing loss requirements.

Improving your hearing requires more than just amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to the individual. There are lots of cases of hearing loss where individuals lose the ability to hear a certain frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to allow the individual to be able to hear effectively in different environments.

Professional hearing aid adjustment

Having 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. Once the right fit is obtained, 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 environments with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. This may require a few visits to make sure you obtain the hearing aid that’s right for you and correct for your lifestyle. And with severe hearing loss, your brain will need to get used to hearing again in stages, so your hearing aid will have to be programmed in stages.

If you believe you might be dealing with an out of tune hearing aid, contact us today and make an appointment to get it checked out.

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