The Advantages of Wearing Two Hearing Aids
Most mammals are equipped with binaural hearing, which is our ability to hear from two ears simultaneously. Such hearing allows us to make fine judgements about sound and listen selectively to the noises around us.
That’s why it’s so important to not limit your hearing to only one ear. Consider the following benefits of wearing two hearing aids:
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.
Can I Ignore My Hearing Loss in Both Ears?
Hearing loss impacts much more than your ability to hear. Left untreated, hearing loss (even hearing loss in one ear only) can affect many aspects of your life, including your overall health and wellbeing.
Untreated hearing loss can lead to depression, isolation, dementia, falls and more, so seeking treatment quickly is recommended.
Click the link below to learn more about the impacts of hearing loss—and how hearing aids can help you.