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

Everyone’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are manufactured to compensate for those unique conditions. Whether you are new to using hearing aids or have been using them for years, if your hearing aids cause headaches or any other kind of pain, there is an answer.

If your hearing aid is properly adjusted it will meet your individual needs and fit in your ear comfortably. If this is not the case, you should make certain you have the correct type of hearing aid and that it’s been precisely adjusted.

Indications your hearing aid needs to an adjustment

If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can lead to headaches. Typical, inadequate adjustment or incorrect use is the reason. If this is the case, the following issues might occur:

  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that get amplified further can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. Typically, this means the settings are too loud.
  • Poor sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can boost the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud annoying feedback that can harm your ears. And low level sound can get lost with hearing aids in this state.
  • Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and amplified by your hearing aid, also producing screeching annoying feedback.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

While over-the-counter hearing aids, typically referred to as personal sound amplification devices, are available at your local drug store, and cost less than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be tailored to meet your specific hearing loss needs.

Improving your hearing demands more than simply amplifying sounds because hearing loss is specific to each person. There are lots of instances of hearing loss where people lose the ability to hear a specific frequency. In order for a hearing aid to allow people to hear clearly in different settings, they will need precise adjustment.

Professional hearing aid adjustment

Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to make sure your device is fitted properly. We will take molds of your ears and use them to fashion 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 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. And with significant 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.

Call us for an appointment if you think your hearing aid might need a tune-up.

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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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