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 designed to make up for those unique conditions. If your hearing aids are giving you headaches or any other type of discomfort, 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 provide the quality of amplification that meets your individual requirements. If this is not the situation, you should make sure you have the appropriate 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 lead to headaches. The reason for this is that they are not being used properly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. If this is the case, the following problems might arise:

  • Feedback noise. Your hearing aid may pick up and boost background noise, like wind, which can also result in irritating, high-pitched feedback noises.
  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that get amplified further can also cause headaches and even tinnitus. This typically occurs in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
  • Insufficient sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can increase the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud annoying feedback that can damage your ears. Hearing aids in this condition can also make quieter sounds disappear.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

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

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

Professional hearing aid adjustment

One of the most useful ways to ensure your hearing aid is fitted correctly is to have your customized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. We will take molds of your ears and use them to fashion a custom-fitted hearing aid device just for you. Once the proper fit is attained, we will need to adjust the hearing aid settings so you can distinguish between unwanted noise and the sounds you want to hear.

Your hearing aid should also make automatic adjustments, which will let you hear background noises in different environments without interference. In order to be certain you get the right hearing aids for your personal needs, you might need to come in more than once. And with significant 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.

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