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

Everybody’s hearing loss situation is unique and hearing aids are designed 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 type of pain, there is an answer.

If your hearing aid is adjusted properly it will meet your personal needs and fit in your ear comfortably. If this isn’t the situation, you should make certain you have the appropriate type of hearing aid and that it’s been properly adjusted.

Your hearing aid needs to be adjusted if you experience any of these signs

If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can trigger headaches. Reasons being, they are not being used correctly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. If this is the situation, the following problems may arise:

  • Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and further amplifying them can be painful to your ears and can cause not only headaches but also tinnitus. Usually, this means the settings are too high.
  • Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and amplified by your hearing aid, also generating screeching annoying feedback.
  • Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that are not adjusted properly can boost high-intensity sounds, causing a loud screeching sound that is bothersome and causes injury to your ears. Hearing aids in this condition can also make quieter sounds disappear.

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 help your hearing. There are many cases of hearing loss where people lose the ability to hear a certain frequency. In order for a hearing aid help people hear clearly in different settings, they will need precise adjustment.

Professional hearing aid adjustment

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to make sure your device is fitted properly. We will take molds of your ears and use them to fashion a custom-fitted hearing aid device just for you. The settings will be adjusted to target your specific hearing loss situation after the proper fit is attained.

Your hearing aid should also make automated adjustments, which will allow you to hear background noises in a variety of settings without interference. This might require a few visits to make sure you get the hearing aid that’s best for you and correct for your lifestyle. If you have severe hearing impairment, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be completed in stages so that your brain has time to adapt to louder sounds.

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