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

Hearing aids are meant to help make up for your unique hearing loss problem. If your hearing aids are causing headaches or any other type 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 personal needs and fit inside of your ear comfortably. If you’re suffering from any pain or discomfort you should ensure that your hearing aid is adjusted properly and that it’s the right device for you.

Your hearing aid requires adjustment if you notice any of these signs

If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can lead to headaches. Normally, inadequate adjustment or improper use is the reason. Here are a few issues that could arise if you’re experiencing this issue:

  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that are further amplified can also cause headaches and even tinnitus. Normally, this means the settings are too high.
  • Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted well can amplify high-intensity sounds, generating a loud screeching sound that is aggravating and causes injury to your ears. Hearing aids in this state can also make low intensity sounds disappear.
  • Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and amplified by your hearing aid, also causing screeching annoying feedback.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

Even though you can go to a local store and get a less expensive personal amplification device (over the counter hearing aid), these devices will not be customized for your personal hearing loss needs.

Improving your hearing requires more than merely amplifying sounds because hearing loss is specific to each person. There are many cases of hearing loss where individuals lose the ability to hear a specific frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to help the person hear adequately in different settings.

Professional hearing aid adjustment

One of the best ways to make sure your hearing aid is properly fitted is to have your individualized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. 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 programmed to target your specific hearing loss situation once the correct 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 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 believe you may be dealing with an out of tune hearing aid, call us today and schedule an appointment to get it assessed.

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