Hearing aids are intended to help compensate for your individual hearing loss problem. Whether you are new to using hearing aids or have been wearing them for years, if your hearing aids give you headaches or any other type of pain, there is a solution.
If your hearing aid is properly adjusted it will meet your individual needs and fit in your ear comfortably. 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.
Your hearing aid needs to be adjusted if you detect any of these signs
If your hearing aids are not properly fitted, they can lead to headaches. Usually, poor adjustment or incorrect use is the reason. If this is the case, the following problems might arise:
- Insufficient sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can boost the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can damage your ears. Hearing aids in this state can also make low intensity sounds inaudible.
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background noise can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also producing screeching frustrating feedback.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that are further amplified can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. Usually, this means the settings are too loud.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
While over-the-counter hearing aids, typically referred to as personal sound amplification devices, are obtainable at your local pharmacy, and cost less than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be tailored to meet your distinct hearing loss requirements.
Hearing loss is distinct to every individual so simply amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to improve your hearing. Typically, specific frequencies of sound are lost when someone loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to allow the individual to be able to hear adequately in different settings.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
One of the most useful ways to ensure your hearing aid is fitted correctly is to have your individualized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. 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 target your exact hearing loss situation after the correct fit is attained.
You should also be capable of hearing sound in lots of different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to make sure you get the best hearing aids for your personal needs, you might need to come in more than once. If you have severe hearing impairment, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be done in stages so that your brain has time to adapt to louder sounds.
If you believe you may be suffering from an out of tune hearing aid, contact us today and schedule an appointment to get it checked out.