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

Everyone’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are manufactured to compensate for those individual conditions. If your hearing aids are causing headaches or any other kind of pain, whether you’ve been wearing them for years or you’re a new user, there’s a solution.

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

Signs your hearing aid needs to be adjusted

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

  • Insufficient sound quality. Improperly adjusted hearing aids can boost the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud annoying feedback that can harm your ears. Hearing aids in this state can also make low intensity sounds inaudible.
  • Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also generating screeching annoying feedback.
  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that get amplified further can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. This normally happens in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

Even though you can go to a local store and get a less pricey 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 unique to the individual. Often, distinct frequencies of sound are lost when a person loses their hearing. In order for a hearing aid to allow people to hear clearly in different settings, they will need precise adjustment.

Professional hearing aid adjustment

One of the most useful ways to make sure 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 proper fit is obtained, we will need to adjust the hearing aid settings so you can differentiate unwanted noise and the sounds you want to amplify.

Your hearing aid should also make automatic adjustments, which will allow you to hear background noises in various environments without interference. In order to make sure you get the right hearing aids for your individual needs, you might need to come in more than once. If you have severe hearing impairment, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be done in stages to allow your brain time to adapt to louder sounds.

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

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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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