Why Two Ears are Better than One
Better Sound Quality:
You’re not reaching your full hearing potential if you wear only one hearing aid but can benefit from two. The advantages of a binaural fit (two aids) include improved localization, increased speech recognition in noise, more natural hearing, stereo sound and more relaxed listening.
Learn to Listen Again:
Only you can truly judge how a binaural fit will help you. You may need time to adjust to two hearing aids because your brain has been deprived of sound from both ears and it has to learn to listen again. This adjustment period is different for everyone.
For Your Safety:
Binaural hearing gives you the ability to distinguish the location of sound, because of this you can avoid potentially dangerous situations like oncoming traffic. You can also locate the direction of a crying child, a ringing telephone, or someone calling your name.
Improve Your Understanding:
When both of your ears work like a team, the brain adds the signals received from each ear and makes your hearing more sensitive to sound. With binaural amplification, the volume of your hearing aids can be worn at a lower setting. This helps prevent distortion and it reduces the degree of background noise to improve speech clarity and sound quality.
Easier Listening in Groups:
Conversations are easier to follow and more relaxing when you wear two hearing aids. You don’t need to turn your head or ask people to speak into your “good” ear. Both of your ears work together to provide even input so you can pay attention to important conversations or enjoy social functions more.