Everybody’s hearing loss situation is unique and hearing aids are designed to make up for those unique conditions. If your hearing aids are causing headaches or any other kind of pain, 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 individual requirements. If you’re suffering from 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 an adjustment
Headaches can be the outcome of incorrectly adjusted hearing aids. Reasons being, they are not being used correctly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. If this is the case, the following problems may arise:
- Feedback noise. Your hearing aid might pick up and amplify background noise, such as wind, which can also result in irritating, high-pitched feedback noises.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that are further amplified can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. This normally occurs in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
- Insufficient sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can increase the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can harm your ears. Hearing aids in this state can also make quieter sounds disappear.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
Even though you can go to a local store and get a less expensive personal amplification device (over the counter hearing aid), these devices won’t be programmed for your personal hearing loss needs.
Improving your hearing demands more than simply amplifying sounds because hearing loss is specific to the individual. Typically, distinct frequencies of sound are lost when somebody loses their hearing. In order for a hearing aid help people hear clearly in different environments, they will need accurate adjustment.
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, it will be necessary to adjust the hearing aid settings so you can differentiate unwanted noise and the sounds you want to hear.
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 right hearing aids for your personal needs, you may need to come in more than once. And with significant 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.
Contact us for an appointment if you think your hearing aid might need a tune-up.