Causes of ear pain when wearing hearing aids

Causes of ear pain when wearing hearing aids

With the development of hearing aid technology and the improvement of people’s requirements for the quality of life, more and more hearing-impaired people begin to use hearing aids, and hearing aids allow more and more people to regain the beauty of the sound world. However, some hearing-impaired people report that they feel a little pain when wearing máy trợ thính cho người già. Obviously this is unreasonable. So, what is going on?

Today, let’s take a look at the causes of earaches. How to solve the problem of earache?

Wearing a suitable pair of hearing aids should be like wearing a pair of very comfortable and fitting shoes. You will not feel that it is a burden, but more like a part of the body. If you notice some ear pain when wearing a hearing aid, then it is likely to be caused by the following three conditions:

1. Wrong hearing aid;
2. The hearing aid does not fit the ear canal;
3. Ear infection.
 

01. Wrong Hearing Aids Are Worn

 
Wrong hearing aids refer to two aspects:
◆ Hearing aids have been used for too long
◆ Wrong wearing position

The wearing of hearing aids requires a certain amount of time to adapt. In the first two weeks, it is recommended to wear it for 3-4 hours a day, and gradually increase the daily use time when you adapt. Obviously, it is very unwise to wear it for 10-15 hours a day at the beginning. Your body is trying to accept a new object, and we need to have enough patience to accommodate and adapt to it.

Wearing position errors often occur on customized hearing aids, such as ear canal and deep ear canal hearing aids. These hearing aids need to be placed in a specific location in the ear canal. Some hearing-impaired people feel that the hearing aid is too tightly attached to the ear canal when using a hearing aid, and the hearing aid is displaced. It is not difficult to imagine that incorrect placement of hearing aids may compress the ears and cause pain. Under normal circumstances, if the hearing aid is placed in the correct position, you should easily adjust and remove your hearing aid. Therefore, it is recommended that when you wear a hearing aid for the first time, you should fully communicate with the audiologist or fitter, and try a few more times until you can easily wear, remove, and operate the hearing aid.
 

02, The Hearing Aid Does Not Fit The Ear Canal

 
Whether it is a customized hearing aid or a BTE hearing aid, the ear mold needs to be customized.

It may be more difficult to wear for the first time. Especially for users with a relatively curved ear canal, it is recommended to pull the ear backward and upward when wearing the hearing aid, so that the ear canal can be straightened and it is easier to wear the hearing aid. If you still find it difficult to insert the hearing aid into your ear, you can try applying moisturizing oil on your fingers, and then gently spread the skin in and around the ear canal with your fingers. After lubricating the skin of the ear canal, you will find that the hearing aid can be easily inserted into the ear canal. Of course, you can also apply a small amount of emollient oil on the shell or ear mold of the customized machine, but please be sure to stay away from the sound hole of the hearing aid to prevent sound distortion.

The skin on the external auditory meatus is thin and sensitive. Some hearing aids have tiny bumps that are invisible to the naked eye on the plastic shell or ear mold. These small bumps press on the ear canal, which is likely to cause ear pain. We call this painful point “tingling point.” After putting on the hearing aid, a professional fitter can touch the shell or ear mold of the customized machine from different angles to help you accurately find the “tingling point”. At this time, it is inevitable to go back to the factory or to polish the shell in a fitting service center that has conditions to handle the shell.
 

03, Ear Canal Infection

 
Compared with the other two causes, the pain caused by ear infections has nothing to do with hearing aids.

At this time, it is necessary to consult a professional ear doctor for necessary treatment. If you still feel earache when the ear canal is restored, then you have to think about whether it is related to the two reasons mentioned above. Sometimes it may be just because of improper wearing that causes ear canal infection, which aggravates earache.

Conclusion
Hearing aids should be comfortable to wear. This is the prerequisite for professional opticians to choose hearing aids for the hearing impaired! If you encounter problems during the wearing process, be sure to communicate with your fitter in time. This may sound cumbersome, but the prerequisite for good hearing and comfortable hearing is that the hearing aid is comfortable to wear. This is very important, and we can’t take it!

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