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

Hearing aids are meant to help compensate for your unique hearing loss condition. If your hearing aids are causing headaches or any other type of pain, whether you’ve been using them for years or you’re a new user, there’s a solution.

A correctly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and give you the quality of amplification that meets your specific requirements. If this isn’t the situation, you should make certain you have the appropriate type of hearing aid and that it’s been precisely adjusted.

Indications your hearing aid needs to be adjusted

Headaches can be the result of improperly adjusted hearing aids. Typical, inadequate adjustment or incorrect use is the reason. Here are a few issues that could arise if you’re experiencing this issue:

  • Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and amplifying them further 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 boosted by your hearing aid, also causing screeching frustrating feedback.
  • Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that are not adjusted well can boost high-intensity sounds, causing a loud screeching noise that is aggravating and causes damage to your ears. And low volume sound can get lost with hearing aids in this state.

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 needs.

Improving your hearing demands more than merely amplifying sounds because hearing loss is specific to each person. There are lots of cases of hearing loss where individuals 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.

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted

One of the best ways to ensure your hearing aid is properly fitted is to have your individualized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. We will take molds of your ears and use them to make a custom-fitted hearing aid device just for you. The settings will be programmed to target your exact hearing loss situation after the correct fit is obtained.

You should also be capable of hearing sound in lots of different settings with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. This may require a few visits to ensure 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 completed in stages so that your brain has time to adjust to louder sounds.

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