Why Have Hearing Aids for Both Ears?
The benefits of having hearing aids for both ears:
- Better sound quality (high definition);
- Facilitates understanding in noisier environments, as the brain needs signals from both ears to effectively separate speech from noise, allowing conversations to be understood from all sides;
- Improves understanding in a group, since you will be able to hear the sounds coming from each side;
- Keeps both ears active, which helps to maintain discrimination (understanding words);
- Easier and less tiring because listening becomes more natural and balanced;
- More comfort, because you will need less gain (volume) to understand;
- Helps to preserve hearing in the long term;
- Contributes to maintaining the speed of identification of sounds, letters, and therefore words;
- More balanced listening, you no longer need to turn your head to hear;
- Ability to locate sounds and speech, something impossible with a single hearing aid;
- Allows hearing over a greater distance.
In short, the two (2) cerebral hemispheres will be stimulated when wearing two hearing aids!
Two ears are better than one!
Interesting little sound quality test:
- Try listening to music with headphones or earbuds;
- Remove one of the two earpieces from one ear;
- Wait 2 minutes and put the earpiece back on to get the sound back in both ears;
You just heard the difference between one and two hearing aids while listening to music!
Imagine what this difference means for speech. It’s considerable!