Hearing Services of Nashville

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 make up for your unique hearing loss problem. If your hearing aids are causing headaches or any other kind of pain, whether you’ve been using them for years or you’re a new user, there’s a solution.

If your hearing aid is adjusted properly it will meet your individual needs and fit in your ear comfortably. If you’re noticing any pain or discomfort you should ensure that your hearing aid is adjusted precisely and that it’s the right device for you.

Your hearing aid requires adjustment if you experience any of these signs

If your hearing aids are not precisely fitted, they can lead to headaches. Typical, poor adjustment or incorrect use is the reason. Here are a few problems that may occur if you’re experiencing this problem:

  • Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted well can amplify high-intensity sounds, causing a loud screeching noise that is aggravating and causes damage to your ears. Hearing aids in this condition can also make quieter sounds inaudible.
  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that are further amplified can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. Normally, this means the settings are too high.
  • Feedback noise. Your hearing aid might pick up and boost background noise, like wind, which can also cause annoying, high-pitched feedback sounds.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

Even though you can go to a local Pharmacy and get a less expensive personal amplification device (over the counter hearing aid), these devices won’t be programmed for your personal hearing loss requirements.

Hearing loss is distinct to every individual so simply amplifying all sounds won’t be enough to help your hearing. Often, specific frequencies of sound are lost when a person loses their hearing. Hearing aid settings have to be programmed to help the person hear adequately in different environments.

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted

One of the most useful ways to make sure your hearing aid is fitted correctly is to have your customized hearing aid fitted and adjusted. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be fabricated just for you utilizing molds of your ears. The settings will be programmed to target your specific hearing loss situation once the correct fit is obtained.

Your hearing aid should also make automatic adjustments, which will let you hear background noises in different settings without interference. This might require a few visits to ensure you get the hearing aid that’s right for you and in tune with your lifestyle. And with severe hearing loss, your brain will need to become accustomed to hearing again in stages, so your hearing aid will have to be programmed in stages.

Call us for an appointment if you think your hearing aid may 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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