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

Everyone’s hearing loss situation is unique and hearing aids are manufactured to make up for those individual conditions. If your hearing aids are causing headaches or any other kind of pain, whether you’ve been wearing 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 this is not the case, you should make sure you have the correct type of hearing aid and that it’s been properly adjusted.

Your hearing aid requires adjustment if you detect any of these signs

If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can lead to headaches. Reasons being, they are not being used properly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. Here are a few problems that could arise if you’re dealing with this issue:

  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that are further amplified can also cause headaches and even tinnitus. Typically, this means the settings are too loud.
  • Inadequate sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can increase the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can damage your ears. And low level sound can get lost with hearing aids in this condition.
  • Feedback noise. Your hearing aid may pick up and boost background noise, such as wind, which can also trigger irritating, high-pitched feedback sounds.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

While over-the-counter hearing aids, typically known as personal sound amplification devices, are obtainable at your local drug store, and are less expensive than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be tailored to meet your distinct hearing loss needs.

Improving your hearing requires more than merely amplifying sounds because hearing loss is specific to the individual. Typically, specific wavelengths of sound are lost when somebody loses their hearing. In order for a hearing aid help people hear clearly in different environments, they will need accurate adjustment.

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted

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

Your hearing aid should also make automatic adjustments, which will allow you to hear background sounds in various environments without interference. This might require a few visits to ensure you obtain the hearing aid that’s right for you and in tune with your lifestyle. 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.

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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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