Hearing aids are intended to help compensate for your individual hearing loss problem. Whether you are new to wearing hearing aids or have been using them for years, if your hearing aids give you headaches or any other type of pain, there is an answer.
A correctly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and provide the quality of amplification that meets your specific 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.
Your hearing aid requires adjustment if you detect any of these signs
Headaches can be the result of poorly adjusted hearing aids. Usually, inadequate adjustment or incorrect use is the reason. Here are some problems that could occur if you’re having this problem:
- Feedback noise. Your hearing aid might pick up and boost background noise, like wind, which can also result in irritating, high-pitched feedback noises.
- Inadequate sound quality. Improperly adjusted hearing aids can boost the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud annoying feedback that can damage your ears. And low intensity sound can get lost with hearing aids in this condition.
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that get amplified further can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. This typically 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 known as personal sound amplification devices, are available at your local drug store, and cost less than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be customized to meet your distinct hearing loss requirements.
Improving your hearing requires more than just amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to each person. Typically, distinct wavelengths of sound are lost when a person loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to allow the individual to be able to hear effectively in different settings.
Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted
One of the best ways to make sure your hearing aid is properly fitted is to have your personalized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be designed just for you using molds of your ears. The settings will be programmed to target your exact hearing loss situation after the proper fit is attained.
Your hearing aid should also make automated adjustments, which will let you hear background noises in a variety of settings without interference. This may require a few visits to make sure you obtain the hearing aid that’s right for you and correct for your lifestyle. And with significant hearing loss, your brain will need to become accustomed to hearing again in stages, so your hearing aid will have to be programmed in stages.
If you think you may be dealing with an out of tune hearing aid, give us a call today and schedule an appointment to have it assessed.