Hearing aids are intended to help make up for your unique hearing loss problem. If your hearing aids are giving you headaches or any other type of discomfort, whether you’ve been using them for years or you’re a new user, there’s a solution.
A properly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and provide the quality of amplification that meets your individual requirements. If this isn’t the case, you should make certain you have the correct type of hearing aid and that it’s been properly adjusted.
Signs your hearing aid needs to be adjusted
Headaches can be the result of improperly adjusted hearing aids. Normally, inadequate adjustment or improper use is the reason. Here are some problems that could occur if you’re experiencing this issue:
- Feedback noise. Your hearing aid might pick up and amplify background noise, like wind, which can also cause annoying, high-pitched feedback sounds.
- Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted properly can boost high-intensity sounds, creating a loud screeching noise that is bothersome and causes damage to your ears. And low volume sound can get lost with hearing aids in this state.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and further amplifying them can be painful to your ears and can trigger not only headaches but tinnitus as well. Usually, this means the settings are too high.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
While over-the-counter hearing aids, generally known as personal sound amplification devices, are obtainable at your local drug store, and are less expensive than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be tailored to meet your specific hearing loss requirements.
Improving your hearing demands more than just amplifying sounds because hearing loss is specific to the individual. Often, specific frequencies of sound are lost when someone loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to allow the individual to be able to hear adequately in different settings.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to be certain that your device is correctly fitted. We will take molds of your ears and use them to fashion a custom-fitted hearing aid device just for you. The settings will be programmed to target your specific hearing loss situation after the correct fit is obtained.
You should also be capable of hearing sound in lots of different environments with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to make sure you get the best hearing aids for your individual needs, you may 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 need to be programmed in stages.
Call us for an appointment if you think your hearing aid might need a tune-up.