Hearing aids are intended to help make up for your unique hearing loss problem. Whether you are new to using hearing aids or have been wearing them for years, if your hearing aids cause headaches or any other type of pain, there is a solution.
If your hearing aid is adjusted properly it will meet your personal needs and fit inside of your ear comfortably. If this is not the case, you should make sure you have the appropriate type of hearing aid and that it’s been precisely adjusted.
Your hearing aid needs to be adjusted if you notice any of these signs
If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can cause headaches. Usually, poor adjustment or improper use is the reason. If this is the case, the following problems might arise:
- Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that are further amplified can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. This typically happens in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
- Insufficient sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted properly can boost high-intensity sounds, causing a loud screeching sound that’s bothersome and causes injury to your ears. And low volume 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 result in irritating, high-pitched feedback noises.
Over-the-counter hearing aids
Even though you can go to a local Pharmacy and get a less expensive personal amplification device (over the counter hearing aid), these devices won’t be customized for your personal hearing loss requirements.
Improving your hearing demands more than just amplifying sounds because hearing loss is specific to the individual. Typically, specific frequencies of sound are lost when someone loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to help the person hear effectively in different settings.
Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted
One of the best ways to ensure your hearing aid is fitted correctly is to have your personalized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be fabricated just for you using molds of your ears. Once the ideal fit is obtained, it will be necessary to adjust the hearing aid settings so you can differentiate unwanted noise and the sounds you want to hear.
Your hearing aid should also make automatic adjustments, which will let you hear background sounds in different environments without interference. In order to be certain you get the best hearing aids for your individual needs, you may need to come in more than once. If you have severe hearing loss, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be done in stages so that your brain has time to adjust to louder sounds.
If you believe you may be suffering from an out of tune hearing aid, call us today and make an appointment to have it checked out.
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