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

Hearing aids are intended to help compensate for your individual hearing loss problem. 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 kind of pain, there is an answer.

A properly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and give you the quality of amplification that meets your specific needs. If you’re noticing any pain or discomfort you should ensure that your hearing aid is adjusted precisely and that it’s the correct device for you.

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

If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can lead to headaches. The reason for this is that they are not being used correctly, or haven’t been adjusted for a while. Here are some problems that could occur if you’re experiencing this problem:

  • Inadequate sound quality. Improperly adjusted hearing aids can boost the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can damage your ears. And low level sound can get lost with hearing aids in this condition.
  • Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and further amplifying them can be painful to your ears and can lead to not only headaches but tinnitus as well. Typically, this means the settings are too high.
  • Feedback noise. Your hearing aid may pick up and amplify background noise, like wind, which can also cause annoying, high-pitched feedback noises.

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 won’t be programmed for your personal hearing loss needs.

Improving your hearing demands more than merely amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to each person. Typically, distinct wavelengths of sound are lost when a person loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to allow the individual to be able to hear adequately in different environments.

Professional hearing aid adjustment

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to be certain that your device is fitted properly. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be designed just for you utilizing molds of your ears. The settings will be programmed to address your exact hearing loss situation after the correct fit is attained.

Your hearing aid should also make automatic adjustments, which will allow you to hear background noises in various settings without interference. In order to be certain you get the right hearing aids for your individual needs, you may need to come in more than once. If you have significant hearing impairment, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be completed in stages to allow your brain time to adjust to louder sounds.

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