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

Hearing aids are meant to help compensate for your individual hearing loss problem. If your hearing aids are giving you 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.

A properly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and give you the quality of amplification that meets your individual needs. If this isn’t the situation, you should make sure you have the correct type of hearing aid and that it’s been properly adjusted.

Signs your hearing aid needs to be adjusted

Headaches can be the outcome of improperly adjusted hearing aids. Normally, inadequate adjustment or incorrect use is the reason. If this is the situation, the following issues might occur:

  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that are further amplified 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 noise can be picked up and amplified by your hearing aid, also producing screeching annoying feedback.
  • Inadequate sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can boost the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can damage your ears. And low intensity sound can get lost with hearing aids in this state.

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.

Hearing loss is unique to every person so merely amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to improve your hearing. Often, specific wavelengths of sound are lost when a person loses their hearing. In order for a hearing aid to allow people to hear clearly in different environments, they will need precise adjustment.

Professional hearing aid adjustment

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to be certain that your device is correctly fitted. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be fabricated just for you using molds of your ears. Once the right fit is attained, we will need to adjust the hearing aid settings so you can differentiate unwanted noise and the sounds you want to hear.

You should also be capable of hearing sound in lots of different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to make sure you get the right hearing aids for your personal needs, you may need to come in more than once. And with severe hearing loss, your brain will need to become accustomed to hearing again in stages, so your hearing aid will need to be programmed in stages.

If you believe you might be suffering from an out of tune hearing aid, contact 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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