Can Headaches be Triggered by Hearing Aids?

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 make up for your individual hearing loss problem. If your hearing aids are giving you 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.

A correctly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and provide the quality of amplification that meets your specific requirements. If you’re encountering any pain or discomfort you should make sure your hearing aid is adjusted properly and that it’s the right device for you.

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

Headaches can be the outcome of poorly adjusted hearing aids. Normally, inadequate adjustment or improper use is the reason. Here are a few issues that may occur if you’re dealing with this issue:

  • Headaches and tinnitus. Loud sounds that are further amplified can also trigger headaches and even tinnitus. Typically, this means the settings are too high.
  • Feedback noise. Your hearing aid might pick up and amplify background noise, such as wind, which can also trigger annoying, high-pitched feedback sounds.
  • Insufficient sound quality. Poorly adjusted hearing aids can boost the volume of high intensity sound causing a loud irritating feedback that can damage your ears. Hearing aids in this condition can also make quieter sounds inaudible.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

While over-the-counter hearing aids, generally called personal sound amplification devices, are obtainable at your local drug store, and are less expensive than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be customized to meet your distinct hearing loss requirements.

Improving your hearing requires more than simply amplifying sounds because hearing loss is specific to the individual. Typically, distinct wavelengths of sound are lost when somebody loses their hearing. In order for a hearing aid to allow people to hear clearly in different environments, they will need accurate adjustment.

Having your hearing aid professionally adjusted

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to be certain that your device is correctly fitted. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be designed just for you using molds of your ears. Once the ideal fit is attained, 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 automated adjustments, which will let you hear background noises in various settings without interference. In order to be certain you get the best hearing aids for your individual needs, you might need to come in more than once. If you have severe hearing loss, the adjustments to your hearing aid will be completed in stages to allow your brain time to adapt to louder sounds.

If you believe you might be dealing with an out of tune hearing aid, contact us today and schedule an appointment to have it checked out.


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.