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 giving you headaches or any other kind of pain, 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 give you the quality of amplification that meets your individual needs. If you’re suffering from any pain or discomfort you should make sure your hearing aid is adjusted properly and that it’s the correct device for you.

Signs your hearing aid needs to an adjustment

Headaches can be the outcome of poorly adjusted hearing aids. Usually, poor adjustment or improper use is the reason. Here are a few problems that may arise if you’re dealing with this issue:

  • Insufficient sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted well can boost high-intensity sounds, generating a loud screeching sound that is aggravating and causes damage to your ears. Hearing aids in this condition can also make low intensity sounds disappear.
  • Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and further amplifying them can be painful to your ears and can lead to not only headaches but also tinnitus. Typically, this means the settings are too high.
  • Feedback noise. Wind and other background noise can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also producing screeching frustrating feedback.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

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

Hearing loss is unique to every person so simply amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to improve your hearing. There are lots of cases of hearing loss where people lose the ability to hear a certain frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to help the person hear adequately in different settings.

Professional hearing aid adjustment

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to make sure your device is fitted properly. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be fabricated just for you utilizing molds of your ears. The settings will be programmed to address your specific 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 different environments without interference. In order to make sure you get the best hearing aids for your personal 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.

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 checked out.

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