Everyone’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are manufactured to make up for those individual conditions. If your hearing aids are giving you headaches or any other kind of pain, whether you’ve been wearing them for years or you’re a new user, there’s a solution.
If your hearing aid is adjusted properly it will meet your individual needs and fit inside of your ear comfortably. 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 an adjustment
If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can trigger headaches. The reason for this is that they are not being used correctly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. Here are some issues that could arise if you’re having this issue:
- Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also producing screeching annoying feedback.
- Poor sound quality. Improperly adjusted hearing aids can boost the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud annoying feedback that can harm your ears. Hearing aids in this condition can also make low intensity sounds inaudible.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and amplifying them further can be painful to your ears and can lead to not only headaches but also tinnitus. This normally occurs in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
While over-the-counter hearing aids, generally referred to as personal sound amplification devices, are obtainable at your local pharmacy, and cost less than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be customized 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. There are lots of cases of hearing loss in which individuals lose the ability to hear a certain frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to allow the individual to be able to hear effectively in different environments.
Professional hearing aid adjustment
Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to make sure your device is correctly fitted. 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 specific hearing loss situation once the proper fit is attained.
You should also be able to hear sound in many different environments with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to make sure you get the best hearing aids for your personal needs, you may need to come in more than once. If you have severe hearing loss, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be completed in stages to allow your brain time to adapt to louder sounds.
If you think you might be suffering from an out of tune hearing aid, contact us today and make an appointment to have it assessed.