Why two hearing aids?
If you have a hearing loss to both ears, you need two hearing aids.
But why two hearing aids?
There are many advantages of hearing with both ears!
- It is much easier to locate where sound is coming from. For example, when you take a walk, you will be able to know where a car is coming from, and if it’s nearby or far away, even when it’s behind you.
- The sound amplification is more comfortable and pleasant. In fact, with one hearing aid, amplification must be louder to compensate you ear without a hearing aid. Sounds are less natural, more distorted especially for loud sounds, which can be unpleasant. Hearing aids are made to work in pairs, like speakers or earphones. With 2 hearing aids, amplification is less loud and more balanced since sounds are at the same volume to both ears: sound is more natural and better tolerated. It makes it possible to hear smaller and higher pitch sounds better, like women and children voices.
- Better understanding of speech in noisy environment. Whether at a restaurant or at family parties, hearing with both ears allows your brain to better separate speech, pertinent information, from ambient noise, which is information of lesser importance.
- The sound quality is superior. It is thus more pleasant to appreciate the talent of the maestro!
- Wearing 2 hearing aids also helps to prevent sensory deprivation. If one of your ears suffers from a more important loss and is not fitted with a hearing aid, its capacity to understand speech decreases more than if it was fitted over time.
Thus, it is important to check your hearing on a regular basis to decrease the impact that hearing loss can have on your daily life.
For a consultation or for more information on the benefits of wearing two hearing aids, do not hesitate to make an appointment with an audioprosthetist now!