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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 manufactured to make up for those unique conditions. Whether you are new to wearing hearing aids or have been wearing them for years, if your hearing aids give you headaches or any other kind of pain, there is a solution.

A properly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and give you the quality of amplification that meets your specific needs. If this is not the case, you should make certain you have the correct type of hearing aid and that it’s been precisely adjusted.

Indications your hearing aid needs to an adjustment

If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can cause headaches. Usually, inadequate adjustment or improper use is the reason. Here are a few problems that may occur if you’re experiencing this problem:

  • Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and amplifying them further can be painful to your ears and can trigger not only headaches but tinnitus as well. Usually, this means the settings are too loud.
  • Feedback noise. Your hearing aid may pick up and amplify background noise, such as wind, which can also trigger annoying, high-pitched feedback noises.
  • Insufficient sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted well can boost high-intensity sounds, creating a loud screeching noise that’s aggravating and causes injury to your ears. Hearing aids in this condition can also make low intensity sounds disappear.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

Even though you can go to a local store and get a less expensive personal amplification device (over the counter hearing aid), these devices will not be programmed for your personal hearing loss requirements.

Improving your hearing demands more than merely amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to the individual. There are many instances of hearing loss in which individuals lose the ability to hear a certain frequency. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to allow the individual to be able to hear effectively in different settings.

Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted

One of the most useful ways to make sure your hearing aid is properly fitted is to have your customized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be fabricated just for you utilizing molds of your ears. Once the proper 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 hear.

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 right hearing aids for your individual 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 need to be programmed in stages.

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

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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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