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 designed to compensate for those unique conditions. If your hearing aids are causing headaches or any other kind of discomfort, whether you’ve been using them for years or you’re a new user, there’s a solution.

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

Indications 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 some problems that could arise if you’re dealing with this problem:

  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that are further amplified can also cause headaches and even tinnitus. Usually, this means the settings are too high.
  • Insufficient sound quality. Hearing aids that are not adjusted properly can boost high-intensity sounds, creating a loud screeching sound that’s bothersome and causes damage to your ears. Hearing aids in this condition can also make low intensity sounds inaudible.
  • Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also causing screeching annoying feedback.

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 requirements.

Hearing loss is unique to every individual so merely amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to help your hearing. There are many instances of hearing loss in which people lose the ability to hear a specific frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to help the person hear effectively in different settings.

Professional hearing aid adjustment

One of the most useful ways to make sure your hearing aid is properly fitted is to have your personalized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. We will take molds of your ears and use them to make a custom-fitted hearing aid device just for you. Once the proper fit is attained, it will be necessary to adjust the hearing aid settings so you can distinguish between unwanted noise and the sounds you want to hear.

Your hearing aid should also make automated adjustments, which will allow you to hear background noises in various settings without interference. In order to make sure you get the right hearing aids for your personal needs, you might need to come in more than once. And with severe 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.

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