Everyone’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are manufactured to make up for those unique conditions. If your hearing aids are giving you headaches or any other kind of discomfort, 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 provide the quality of amplification that meets your individual needs. If this isn’t the case, you should make sure you have the correct type of hearing aid and that it’s been precisely adjusted.
Indications your hearing aid needs to an adjustment
Headaches can be the outcome of improperly adjusted hearing aids. Reasons being, they are not being used correctly, or haven’t been adjusted for a while. Here are a few problems that may arise if you’re having this problem:
- Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that are not adjusted well can amplify high-intensity sounds, causing a loud screeching sound that is aggravating and causes damage to your ears. Hearing aids in this condition can also make quieter sounds inaudible.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that get amplified further can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. This normally occurs in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
- Feedback noise. Your hearing aid might pick up and amplify background noise, like wind, which can also cause annoying, high-pitched feedback noises.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
While over-the-counter hearing aids, typically known as personal sound amplification devices, are available at your local drug store, and are less expensive than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be customized to meet your specific hearing loss needs.
Hearing loss is unique to every person so merely amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to improve your hearing. Often, specific frequencies of sound are lost when a person loses their hearing. In order for a hearing aid help people hear clearly in different environments, they will need precise adjustment.
Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted
One of the most useful ways to ensure your hearing aid is properly fitted is to have your personalized 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 address your exact hearing loss situation after the correct fit is attained.
You should also be capable of hearing sound in lots of different environments with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to be certain you get the right hearing aids for your personal needs, you might need to come in more than once. 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.
Give us a call for an appointment if you think your hearing aid might need a tune-up.