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

Everybody’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 type 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 adjusted properly it will meet your individual needs and fit inside of your ear comfortably. If you’re suffering from any pain or discomfort you should make sure your hearing aid is adjusted precisely and that it’s the correct device for you.

Your hearing aid needs to be adjusted if you experience any of these signs

If your hearing aids are not properly fitted, they can cause headaches. Reasons being, they are not being used correctly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. If this is the situation, the following issues may occur:

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

Over-the-counter hearing aids

While over-the-counter hearing aids, generally referred to as personal sound amplification devices, are available at your local drug store, and are less expensive than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be customized to meet your distinct hearing loss requirements.

Hearing loss is distinct to every person so simply amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to improve your hearing. There are lots of instances of hearing loss in which individuals lose the ability to hear a specific frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to help the person hear adequately in different settings.

Professional hearing aid adjustment

Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to make sure your device is fitted properly. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be designed just for you utilizing molds of your ears. The settings will be programmed to target your exact hearing loss situation after the proper fit is obtained.

You should also be capable of hearing sound in many different environments with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to be certain 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 so that your brain has time to adjust to louder sounds.

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The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.
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