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 compensate for those unique conditions. Whether you are new to wearing hearing aids or have been wearing them for years, if your hearing aids cause headaches or any other kind of pain, there is a solution.

A correctly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and provide the quality of amplification that meets your individual requirements. If you’re noticing any pain or discomfort you should make sure your hearing aid is adjusted properly and that it’s the correct device for you.

Indications your hearing aid needs to be adjusted

If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can cause headaches. Normally, inadequate adjustment or incorrect use is the reason. Here are some problems that may arise if you’re having this issue:

  • Feedback noise. Wind and other background noise can be picked up and amplified by your hearing aid, also producing screeching annoying feedback.
  • Insufficient sound quality. Hearing aids that are not adjusted well can boost high-intensity sounds, generating a loud screeching noise that is bothersome and causes injury to your ears. Hearing aids in this condition can also make low intensity sounds disappear.
  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that are further amplified can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. This usually happens in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

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

Improving your hearing demands more than simply amplifying sounds because hearing loss is specific to each person. Typically, distinct wavelengths of sound are lost when somebody loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to allow the individual to be able to hear effectively in different environments.

Professional hearing aid adjustment

One of the best ways to ensure your hearing aid is properly fitted is to have your personalized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be designed just for you utilizing molds of your ears. Once the ideal 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.

You should also be able to hear sound in many different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. This may require a few visits to make sure you obtain the hearing aid that’s best for you and correct for your lifestyle. If you have severe hearing loss, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be completed in stages so that your brain has time to adjust to louder sounds.

Contact us for an appointment if you think your hearing aid might need a tune-up.

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References

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hearing-loss/symptoms-causes/syc-20373072
https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing-aids#hearingaid_08

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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