One of the most common questions about hearing aids is “Why do I need two hearing aids?” There are many benefits to hearing in both ears. They are:
1. Better speech understanding and comfort in noisy environments
2. Reduced risk of auditory deprivation (explained below)
3. An improvement in your ability to localize sound
4. Better satisfaction with hearing aids
5. Better sound quality
Let’s focus on the first two reasons:
Better speech understanding and comfort in noisy environments: When an individual is using two ears, the overall volume needed is less, which usually makes for a more comfortable listening environment in noisy situations.
Reducing the risk of auditory deprivation: Our brain and ears work together, and need to be stimulated to maintain speech understanding. If an individual only wears one hearing aid, the unaided ear can lose some of its ability to understand speech. For example, the brain will confuse the word “guy” for “pie” and “pat” for “bat”. They sound very similar.
Please remember, our ears come as a pair and work very well together. Hearing loss, if untreated, can lead to many social and physical challenges. We invite you to see the benefits of two hearing aids for yourself with a 70 day money back guarantee. What do you have to lose?