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

Everybody’s hearing loss situation is unique and hearing aids are manufactured to make up for those unique conditions. Whether you are new to using 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 give you the quality of amplification that meets your individual needs. If this is not the situation, 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 notice any of these signs

Headaches can be the outcome of incorrectly adjusted hearing aids. Usually, poor adjustment or incorrect use is the reason. If this is the case, the following issues may arise:

  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that get amplified further can also cause headaches and even tinnitus. This typically happens in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
  • Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and amplified by your hearing aid, also causing screeching annoying feedback.
  • Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that are not adjusted well can amplify high-intensity sounds, causing a loud screeching noise that is aggravating and causes injury to your ears. And low level sound can get lost with hearing aids in this condition.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

Even though you can go to a local Pharmacy and get a less pricey 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 unique to each person. Typically, distinct wavelengths of sound are lost when someone loses their hearing. In order for a hearing aid help people hear clearly in different settings, they will need accurate adjustment.

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to be certain that your device is fitted properly. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be designed just for you using molds of your ears. Once the ideal fit is obtained, it will be necessary to adjust the hearing aid settings so you can distinguish between unwanted noise and the sounds you want to amplify.

You should also be able to hear sound in lots of different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to be certain 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 completed in stages to allow your brain time to adjust to louder sounds.

If you think you may be dealing with an out of tune hearing aid, contact us today and schedule an appointment to get it assessed.

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