HEARING TIPS

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 compensate for those individual conditions. Whether you are new to using hearing aids or have been using them for years, if your hearing aids cause headaches or any other type of pain, there is an answer.

If your hearing aid is properly adjusted it will meet your individual needs and fit inside of your ear comfortably. If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort you should make sure your hearing aid is adjusted properly and that it’s the correct device for you.

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

If your hearing aids are not properly fitted, they can trigger headaches. Reasons being, they are not being used properly, or haven’t been adjusted for a long time. Here are a few problems that may arise if you’re dealing with this problem:

  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that are further amplified can also cause headaches and even tinnitus. This normally occurs in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.
  • Inadequate sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can increase the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can harm your ears. Hearing aids in this condition can also make quieter sounds disappear.
  • Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also generating screeching frustrating feedback.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

Even though you can go to a local store and get a less expensive personal amplification device (over the counter hearing aid), these devices will not be programmed for your personal hearing loss needs.

Improving your hearing requires more than simply amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to the individual. Often, distinct frequencies of sound are lost when a person loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be adjusted to help the person hear effectively in different environments.

Professional hearing aid adjustment

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to make sure your device is fitted properly. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be fabricated just for you using 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 amplify.

You should also be able to hear sound in lots of 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 in tune with your lifestyle. If you have significant hearing impairment, 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 schedule an appointment to have it checked out.

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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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