Hearing aids are designed to help make up for your individual hearing loss problem. Whether you are new to wearing hearing aids or have been wearing them for years, if your hearing aids cause headaches or any other type of pain, there is an answer.
A properly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and give you the quality of amplification that meets your individual requirements. If this is not the situation, you should make sure you have the correct type of hearing aid and that it’s been properly adjusted.
Indications your hearing aid needs to be adjusted
If your hearing aids are not properly fitted, they can trigger headaches. Normally, poor adjustment or improper use is the reason. If this is the case, the following problems may arise:
- Inadequate sound quality. Improperly adjusted hearing aids can boost the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can damage your ears. And low level 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 lead to not only headaches but tinnitus as well. Normally, this means the settings are too high.
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also causing screeching annoying 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 will not be customized for your personal hearing loss requirements.
Hearing loss is unique to every person so merely amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to help your hearing. There are many cases of hearing loss where individuals lose the ability to hear a certain frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to help the person hear effectively in different environments.
Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted
One of the best ways to make sure your hearing aid is properly fitted is to have your individualized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be designed just for you using molds of your ears. 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 able to hear sound in lots of different environments with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to be certain you get the best hearing aids for your individual needs, you might need to come in more than once. If you have severe hearing impairment, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be completed in stages to allow your brain time to adjust to louder sounds.
If you think you may be suffering from an out of tune hearing aid, call us today and make an appointment to get it assessed.