A distraught senior man sitting on his couch suffering from a headache because his hearing aids were not properly adjusted.

Hearing aids are intended to help make up for your unique hearing loss problem. If your hearing aids are causing 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 properly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and provide the quality of amplification that meets your individual requirements. If you’re encountering any pain or discomfort you should make sure 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 result of incorrectly adjusted hearing aids. The reason for this is that they are not being used correctly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. Here are a few problems that could arise if you’re experiencing this problem:

  • Inadequate sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can increase the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud annoying 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 trigger not only headaches but also tinnitus. Typically, this means the settings are too loud.
  • Feedback noise. Your hearing aid might pick up and boost background noise, like wind, which can also result in irritating, high-pitched feedback noises.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

While over-the-counter hearing aids, commonly known as personal sound amplification devices, are obtainable at your local pharmacy, 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 help your hearing. Typically, distinct wavelengths of sound are lost when someone loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to allow the individual to be able to hear adequately in different environments.

Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted

Getting 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 exact hearing loss situation once the proper fit is attained.

You should also be capable of hearing sound in many different settings 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 significant hearing loss, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be done in stages so that your brain has time to adjust to louder sounds.

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References

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hearing-loss/symptoms-causes/syc-20373072
https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing-aids#hearingaid_08

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