HEARING TIPS

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

Hearing aids are designed to help compensate for your unique hearing loss problem. If your hearing aids are causing headaches or any other kind of discomfort, whether you’ve been wearing them for years or you’re a new user, there’s a solution.

If your hearing aid is properly adjusted it will meet your individual needs and fit inside of your ear comfortably. If this isn’t the situation, you should make certain you have the appropriate type of hearing aid and that it’s been properly adjusted.

Indications your hearing aid needs to an adjustment

Headaches can be the result of poorly adjusted hearing aids. Usually, inadequate adjustment or improper use is the reason. If this is the situation, the following issues might arise:

  • Feedback noise. Wind and other background noise can be picked up and boosted by your hearing aid, also causing screeching frustrating feedback.
  • Insufficient sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can boost the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud annoying feedback that can damage your ears. Hearing aids in this state can also make low intensity sounds inaudible.
  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud noises that get amplified further can also cause headaches and even tinnitus. Usually, this means the settings are 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 will not be customized for your personal hearing loss needs.

Improving your hearing requires more than merely amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to the individual. Often, specific frequencies of sound are lost when somebody loses their hearing. In order for a hearing aid help people hear clearly in different environments, they will need precise adjustment.

Professional hearing aid adjustment

Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to be certain that your device is correctly fitted. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be fabricated just for you using molds of your ears. The settings will be programmed to target your specific hearing loss situation once the proper fit is attained.

You should also be able to hear sound in many different environments with automated adjustments made by your hearing aids. In order to make sure you get the right hearing aids for your personal needs, you might need to come in more than once. If you have severe hearing loss, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be done in stages so that your brain has 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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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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