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Hearing loss in both ears
Binaural hearing allows you to make fine judgments about sound and to listen selectively to one of several sounds. 

Most experts agree that because gradual hearing loss typically occurs in both ears, it makes sense to fit both ears with hearing instruments. Think of it this way – to correct a vision problem in both eyes, would you wear eyeglasses with only one lens?

Are you experiencing hearing loss on both the right and left ear? Learn how to tackle it in the best possible way.

Advantages of wearing two hearing instruments include:


Localized sound – The ability to detect the direction and distance of sound can only be achieved with two ears.


Balanced hearing – Hearing with two ears will help you more accurately respond to sounds, like conversation on your left or right side.


Better speech comprehension – Balanced hearing with both ears may improve your ability to understand speech, both in background noise and in quiet situations.

Ready to book your hearing consultation?
Hearing loss is a health issue that may require medical attention, so it is important not to ignore it. If you suspect or have been diagnosed with hearing loss, accepting hearing loss and taking action early can dramatically improve your quality of life. Schedule a free hearing screening with your nearest Beltone hearing care professional as soon as possible.
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Do you have additional questions about the ear anatomy?  Would you like to know more about hearing loss, or get a free hearing screening to assess your level of hearing loss?  A Beltone hearing care professional can help!
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