by Lerner de Luca
If you suffer from Tinnitus, you are well aware that certain pitches may negatively affect you via the hearing aid you are wearing.
In this case, it is necessary to adjust the compression dial and setting of the hearing aid to prevent loud noises from entering within the canal of the ear.
In addition it is vital to utilize the real ear measurement method because everyone’s ear will be different in shape and dimensions- in this case we are addressing the ear canal as well as the shape of the ear drum, and other factors. In general, those who have smaller ear canals will be more sensitive to these “loud noises” as opposed to someone who has a larger ear canal.
The best way to go about this is to speak with your audiologist on how to adjust it properly so it doesn’t irritate your ear canal any more than it already has.
Normally it will take a bit of time before the new settings will “kick in” and is when you will notice whether the calibration is on target or is a bit off. Again, having some professional assistance is the way to go with this and other matters with regards to your hearing aid issues and concerns.